Agilent Technologies 53230A Specifications

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Agilent 53200 Series
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Chassis Ground
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CAT I
Standby Power. Unit is not completely disconnected from AC
mains when power switch is in
standby position.
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Do not connect the input channels of the
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and serious personal injury.
WARNING
The BNC shells of the input terminals are
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Verify signal polarity before making any
connections to the input terminals.
Product Options 201/202 add parallel
Channel 1 and Channel 2 inputs to the
rear panel of the instrument. Signals on
the center conductor of either panel’s
channel BNCs are also present on the
corresponding center conductor of the
BNC on the opposite panel.
Installing the Instrument
The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A operates in the following line-voltage ranges:
100 - 240V, 50-60 Hz
100 - 127V, 440 Hz
90 VA Max
Instrument ventilation is through the sides
and rear. Do not obstruct the ventilation
holes in any of these locations.
Protection Limits
Battery Operation
The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A 350
MHz Universal Counter provides protection
circuitry to prevent damage to the instrument and to protect against the danger of
electric shock, provided the Protection Limits are not exceeded and the instrument is
properly grounded. To ensure safe operation
of the instrument, do not exceed the Protection Limits defined on the front panel:
When operating the 53210A, 53220A or
53230A under battery power (Option 300),
failure to observe the following warnings
may result in damage to the instrument,
electric shock, and serious personal injury:
Channel / Setup
!
WARNING
Connect the instrument chassis to earth
ground during battery operation to minimize shock hazard. Any interruption or
disconnection of the protective earth terminal will cause a potential shock hazard
that could result in personal injury.
1 Watt Max into 50W
WARNING
During battery operation, the maximum
measured signal supplied by the user is
+ 42V.
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WARNING
WARNING
Under battery power, the instrument
chassis may float to the potential of the
measured signal supplied by the user.
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Contents
Chapter 1 Performance Tests 11
Introduction 12
Chapter Overview 13
Recommended Calibration Cycle 15
Internal Auto-Calibration 15
Equipment Required 16
Power-On Test 17
Self-Test (Q) 19
Run Internal Self-Test 19
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Operational Verification 21
Frequency Checks 21
Termination Checks (Optional) 23
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Complete Performance Tests 25
Test 1: (Q) Absolute Time Base 26
Test 2: (Q) Frequency Accuracy - Channels 1 and 2 30
Test 3: Single Period 37
Test 4: (Q) Pulse Width 43
Test 5: (Q) Time Interval 48
Test 6a: (Q) Frequency Accuracy - Channel 2/3, Option 106
(6 GHz Microwave Channel) 53
Test 6b: (Q) Frequency Accuracy - Channel 2/3, Option 115
(15 GHz Microwave Channel) 59
Test 7a: (Q) Pulse Burst Frequency - 53230A Channel 3 Option 150
With Option 106 65
Test 7c: (Q) Pulse Burst Frequency - 53230A Channel 3 Option 150
With Option 115 71
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Operational Verification and
Performance Test Record 77
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record
(Tests 1 to 7) 78
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Chapter 2 Service 87
Introduction 88
Returning the Counter to Agilent Technologies for Service 88
About the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Calibration Menu 88
The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Calibration Procedures 88
Pre-Troubleshooting Information 88
Troubleshooting Information 88
Returning the Instrument to Agilent Technologies for Service 92
Operating Checklist 92
Is the instrument inoperative? 92
Does the instrument fail Self-Test? 92
Types of Service Available 92
Extended Service Contracts 92
Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide) 93
To Provide Repair Information 93
To Pack in the Original Packaging Materials 94
To Pack in Commercially Available Materials 95
Warranty 95
About the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Calibration Menu 96
Overview of the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Calibration Menu 96
To Get Help with the Calibration Menu Functions 98
To View the Calibration Menu and Security Status From the
Counter Front Panel 100
To Lock The Counter Against Calibration 101
To Unlock The Counter For Calibration: 103
To Change to a New Security Code 104
The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Calibration Procedures 105
Equipment Required 105
Determine the Counter Firmware Version 106
Calibration Cycle 108
Calibration String: 108
Internal Reference Oscillator Calibration 108
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Summary of Oscillator Calibration Procedure: 113
Remote Oscillator Calibration Summary: 113
Voltage Calibration (Internal DACs) 115
Option 106 Microwave Channel Frequency Calibration 121
Option 115 Microwave Channel Frequency Calibration 129
Internal Auto-Calibration 136
To View the Calibration Count 139
Resetting the Security Code to a Null 141
Pre-Troubleshooting Information 142
Safety Considerations 142
Recommended Test Equipment 143
Repair Considerations 144
After Service Considerations 145
Troubleshooting the Counter 150
Unit is Inoperative 150
Unit Fails Self-Test 150
Power Supply Check 150
Checking the Battery and Battery Charger 153
Performing The Counter Self-Test 159
To Determine the Counter Firmware Version 160
Reseat the Boards 162
Re-Run the Counter Self Test 162
Error Messages 163
Command Errors (-100...) 163
Execution Errors (-200...) 163
Hardware Errors (-240, -241, -250...) 164
Device-Specific Errors (-300..., +800) 165
Query Errors (-400...) 166
Calibration Errors (700...) 166
Self-Test Errors (901...) 167
Diagnosing the Faulty Assembly Using Self Test Errors 901 - 912
167
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Chapter 3 Replacing Assemblies 169
Introduction 170
Tools Required 171
Do This First 171
Electrostatic Discharge 172
To Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel 173
To Remove the Internal DC Battery Assembly (Option 300) 175
To Remove the GPIB Assembly 177
To Remove a 6.0 GHz or 15.0 GHz Microwave Channel Assembly
(Options 106/115) 178
Re-installing the Microwave Channel Assembly 179
To Remove the Processor Board 181
To Remove the Front Panel Assembly 182
To Remove the Display assembly From the Front Panel 185
To Remove the Motherboard 186
To Remove the AC Power Supply Assembly 187
Chapter 4 Retrofitting Options 189
Introduction 190
Tools Required 190
Do This First 191
To Retrofit Ultra-High Stability Timebase (Option 010) 193
To Retrofit the GPIB Connector 194
GPIB Connector Parts (P/N 53200U-400) 194
Preliminary Steps 194
GPIB Connector Installation Procedure 195
To Retrofit the Internal Battery DC Power (Option 300) 196
Option 300 DC Power Input Assembly Parts 196
Preliminary Steps 196
Battery Assembly Installation Procedure 197
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To Retrofit the 53210A (Channel 1) or 53220A/53230A (Channels 1/2)
Rear Panel Inputs (Option 201) 202
Option 201 Rear Panel Channel 1/2 Parts 202
Preliminary Steps 202
Channels 1/2 Rear Panel Retrofit Procedure 204
To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Front Panel Input (Option 106 or
Option 115, plus Front Panel Option 202) 206
Option 106/115 Channel 2 Parts 206
Option 202 Front Panel Channel 2 Parts 206
Preliminary Steps 207
Channel 2 Front Panel Retrofit Procedure (53210A) 209
To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Rear Panel Input, 6.0 GHz (Option
106) or 15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203 216
Option 106/115 Channel 2 Parts 216
Option 203 Rear Panel Channel 2 Parts 216
Preliminary Steps 217
Channel 2 Rear Panel Retrofit Procedure (53210A) 219
To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106)
or 15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Front Panel Option 202 221
Option 202 Front Panel Channel 3 Parts 221
Preliminary Steps 222
Front Panel Installation Procedure (Option 202 only) 223
To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106)
or 15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203 231
Option 203 Rear Panel Channel 3 Parts 231
Preliminary Steps 232
Rear Panel Installation Procedure (Option 203 only) 234
To Retrofit Option 150 (Pulse Microwave Measurements) for the
53230A 236
Retrofitting Procedure 236
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Contents
Chapter 5 Replaceable Parts 237
Introduction 238
Contacting Agilent Technologies 239
By Telephone (in the United States): 239
For mail correspondence, use the address below: 239
How To Order A Part 240
Parts Identification 240
Replaceable Parts 242
Chapter 6 Backdating 247
Introduction 248
Serial Numbers 248
Backdating Firmware 250
To Determine the Counter Firmware Version 250
Procedure Changes 252
Information Concerning Option 106 “Microwave Input”,
FW Rev (27.0) 252
Option 106 Microwave Channel Frequency Calibration 252
Backdating Hardware 259
Backdating Specifications 260
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Performance Tests
Verifying Specifications
Chapter 1 Performance Tests
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter provides procedures to test the electrical performance of the
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Frequency Counters, using the
specifications provided on the CD-ROM (“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Specifications”) that came with your counter. Successful completion of all
the Performance Tests verifies the counter is meeting all factory
specifications.
Four types of testing are provided:
•
Power-On Test
•
Counter Self-Test
•
Operational Verification Tests
•
Complete Performance Tests
This chapter is organized as follows:
•
Introduction
•
Power-On Test
•
Self Test
•
Agilent 53210A/220A/230A Operational Verification
•
Agilent 53210A/220A/230A Performance Tests
•
Agilent 53210A/220A/230A Performance Test Record
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Chapter 1 Performance Tests
Introduction
Chapter Overview
Power-On Test
When the counter is first turned ON, a limited turn-on test is performed to
verify the counter is sufficiently functional to perform basic operations.
Self-Test
Running the counter Self-Test initiates a series of checks against internal
standards. Successful completion of the Self-Test provides a high
confidence level that the counter is completely functional. No external test
equipment is required for this operator-inititated test.
Operational Verification
The operational verification is an abbreviated check that may be
performed to give a strong degree of confidence that the instrument is
capable of making basic measurements accurately without running the
complete performance tests. An operational verification is useful for
incoming inspection and routine preventative maintenance.
Complete Performance Verification Tests
The complete performance verification tests verify the specifications listed
on the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Product Reference CD-ROM as
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Specifications.” All tests can be
performed without accessing the inside of the instrument. The Complete
Performance Tests are recommended as acceptance tests upon initial
receipt of your counter. They will also help you to become familiar with its
performance and operation. Complete Performance Tests should be run at
least once a year to ensure the counter is meeting all specifications.
Quick Performance Check A combination of selected performance tests
(marked ‘Q’) plus the counter Self-Test provides a simple method to
achieve a high confidence in the counter’s ability to both functionally
operate and to meet specifications. These tests represent the absolute
minimum set of performance checks recommended following any service
activity.
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Chapter 1 Performance Tests
Introduction
Auditing the counter’s performance for the quick check points (designated
by a ‘Q’) verifies performance for normal accuracy drift mechanisms. This
test does not check for abnormal component failures. To perform the quick
performance check, do the following:
•
Perform the counter Self-Test as shown on page 19.
•
Perform only the performance verification tests indicated with the
letter Q at the beginning of the test.
•
If the counter fails the quick performance check, repair may be
required. Refer to “Troubleshooting the Counter” on page 150.
Remote testing of the Counter
All of the counter tests may be run using an automated test system and
remote programming commands. Three interfaces are provided in each
counter to allow operation over an interface from a remote computer:
GPIB, LAN, and USB. Refer to the SCPI Programmer’s Reference for
information on the remote commands available for controlling the counter.
Performance Test Record
The results of the operational verification, and performance tests should
be recorded on a copy of the Performance Test Record, located at the end of
the complete performance tests section in this chapter.
Test Considerations
For optimum performance, all performance tests should comply with the
following recommendations:
•
Ensure that the ambient temperature for running the Performance
Tests is stable and between 18 degrees C and 28 degrees C. Ideally,
the tests should be performed at 23o C ± 1o C.
•
Ensure that ambient relative humidity is less than 80 %.
•
Allow a 1-hour warm-up period before verification or calibration.
•
Keep the instrument cables as short as possible, consistent with the
impedance requirements. Use only RG-58 or equivalent 50  cable for
measurements.
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Introduction
•
To verify the total number of accuracy places for frequency
measurements, it may be necessary to turn off Auto-Digit control. Use
this set of key depressions to turn AutoDigits OFF:
[Digits] / (AutoDigits) / <Off>
•
The softkey menus shown in the test procedures represent the
functionality of the 53230A. The softkey menus for the 53210A and
53220A may be different depending on the function selected.
Recommended Calibration Cycle
The counter requires periodic verification of operation. Depending on the
use and environmental conditions, aging, and measurement accuracy
required, the counter should be checked using the operational verification
procedure at least once every year. The recommended calibration cycle for
specification accuracy is also one year.
Internal Auto-Calibration
An Internal Auto-Calibration feature is available (see Chapter 2 “Service”) that uses internal instrument standards to refine the accuracy
of the counter. It is recommended that Auto-Cal be performed regularly
(such as at the beginning of a shift change, starting a contemporary series
of measurements, after a large ambient temperature change, etc.) for
optimum counter performance.
NOTE
Auto-Calibration is also a subset of the counter Self-Test.
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Introduction
Equipment Required
Table 1-1. Recommended Test Equipment For Operational Verification
and Performance Tests
Instrument
Required
Characteristics
Recommended Model
Microwave Signal
Generator
100 MHz to 15 GHz; Freq
Accy at 6 GHz and 15
GHz: ±10ppb; PW Accy:
±10%
Agilent E8257D-520-UNW
or equivalent
Pulse Generator
5 nSec pulse width ±
Agilent 81134A or
equivalent
40 pSec
RF Signal Generator
10 MHz ± 2.000E-12
Stanford Research
Systems CG635
Primary Frequency
Standard (10 MHz House
Standard)
Absolute accuracy >
Stanford Research
Systems FS725 Rubidium
Timebase or equivalent
DC Power Supply
Adjustable to 5.000V
Agilent 6234A or
equivalent
Digital Multimeter
(DMM)
Microvolt accuracy
Agilent 34410A or
equivalent
1 x 10-10
SMA(m)-to-BNC(f)
Adapters (3)
Agilent 1250-1200
Type N(m)-to-BNC(f)
Adapter
Agilent 1250-0780
BNC-to-Dual Banana Plug BNC(f) to banana plug (m) Agilent E9637A or
Newark 10M4161
50  Coaxial Cable with
BNC connectors (5)
BNC(m) to BNC(m), 48
inches
Agilent 10503A
3.5mm cables (2)
DC-18 GHz,matched pair
Agilent 11500E
Coaxial BNC Tee
Connector
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1250-0781
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Chapter 1 Performance Tests
Power-On Test
Power-On Test
1
Inspect the counter for any damage. Make sure no cables are
connected to the input channels (rear and front panels) of the
counter.
2
Connect the power cord to the counter, and connect the other end
of the power cord to the primary power source.
It is normal for the fan in the counter to run at different speeds as
necessary (depending upon internal temperature) when the
counter is in Standby mode. Power to the timebase is continuous
to maintain long term measurement reliability, and the fan helps
maintain timebase temperature stability.
NOTE
3
4
Verify the following condition for the Power LED with power off
(lower L/H corner of the front panel).
•
No OCXO or OCXO in Off mode - LED is off when power is off.
•
OCXO present, heated by AC power - LED is on solid when power is
off.
•
OCXO present, heated by battery power - LED blinks when power is
off.
Press the POWER key (lower left-hand corner of the front panel)
to turn on the counter. Verify the following results:
•
The front panel display turns white as all pixels are illuminated.
•
The LED under the power switch is on solid.
•
After several seconds, a screen is briefly displayed that shows the status and ID of the IP Address and the GPIB address. The factory
default GPIB address is 3. (“Disabled” means the GPIB is turned Off
under [Utility] / (I/O Config).
•
The counter is now ready to measure frequency of a signal applied to
CHANNEL 1 input as indicated by illumination of the Freq softkey
and Channel 1 annunciator.
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Power-On Test
NOTE
An Auto-cal is performed at power-on. (See “To Run
AutoCalibration:” on page 137 for more information.)
NOTE
If a fail message is displayed at power-on, refer to
“Troubleshooting the Counter” on page 150 of this service guide.
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NOTE
Mark Pass or Fail in the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Power-ON
Test Record, Test 1, at the end of this chapter.
The Power-On hardware initialization activities check the
following circuits for operation:
•
Front panel display driver
•
Power manager
•
Battery (if installed)
•
GPIB
•
Measurement board hardware
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Self-Test (Q)
Self-Test (Q)
A brief power-on test occurs automatically whenever you turn on the
counter. This limited test assures that the counter is functional.
NOTE
It is recommended that the counter Self-Test be performed to
ensure that the instrument is completely functional before
running the Operational Verification or Performance Tests.
NOTE
SELF-TEST and the remote command *TST perform the same
internal tests.
An Auto-Calibration is performed as a subset of the counter Self-Test. (See
“Internal Auto-Calibration” on page 136 for more information.)
After turn-on, or at any time a reasonable operational status needs to be
verified, the internal Self-Test can be run.
Run Internal Self-Test
1
Disconnect any input signal(s) from the counter.
2
Press the Utility key and then the Instr Setup softkey.
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Self-Test (Q)
The Instrument Setup menu softkeys are displayed:
3
Press the Self Test softkey. The display shows:
•
“Performing Self-Test. Please wait...” (displayed for several seconds.)
•
If the self-test passes, “Self-Test Passed.” is momentarily displayed.
If “Self-Test Failed” is displayed or any other failure is indicated,
refer to the troubleshooting section in Chapter 2, “Service,” on
page 87.
NOTE
4
Mark Pass or Fail in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
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Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Operational Verification
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Operational
Verification
The operational verification consists of checks that may be performed at
any time to give a high degree of confidence that the instrument is
operating properly, without running the complete performance tests.
These checks represent the minimum set of tests recommended following
any option retrofit installations (Refer to Chapter 4).
If you are unfamiliar with the operation of the counter, you can review the
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Quick Start Tutorial.” However, the
procedures in this chapter are written so that little operational experience
is necessary. The procedures should be followed in the order in which they
appear.
Frequency Checks
1
Connect the counter’s rear-panel Int Ref Out as shown in Figure 11 to the front panel Channel 1 input connector.
Int Ref
Out
Ch 1
Figure 1-1. Operational Verification Setup for Agilent 53210A/220A/230A
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If the counter has Option 201 (rear panel input connectors)
installed, connect the Int Ref Out to the rear panel Channel 1 input
connector and NOT the front panel Channel 1 input connector.
NOTE
2
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
3
Verify the display shows a frequency reading of approximately
10,000,000 Hz.
4
Mark Pass or Fail in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
The remaining steps apply only to the Agilent 53220A and Agilent
53230A since the Agilent 53210A does not have a second RF
frequency input.
NOTE
5
In the same way as for Channel 1, connect the Int Ref Out to the
Channel 2 input connector (front or rear panel).
6
Press the Channel 2 button.
If necessary, press the Freq/Period key to read the Channel 2
frequency.
NOTE
•
Channel 1 annunciator is not lit. Channel 2 annunciator is lit.
7
Verify the display shows a frequency reading of approximately
10,000,000 Hz.
8
Mark Pass or Fail in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
9
Disconnect the test setup.
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Termination Checks (Optional)
Once the termination checks have been successfully performed, it
is usually not necessary to run them again unless the counter’s
motherboard has been replaced.
NOTE
1
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
2
Connect a digital multimeter (DMM) to CHANNEL 1 as shown in
Figure 1-2, and set it to measure ohms (set DMM to appropriate
Ohms range). On the DMM, use a dual-banana plug-to-BNC
connector.
DMM
HI
LO
Ch 1
Figure 1-2. Termination Check Setup
3
Press the Channel 1 key.
•
The LED turns on and the Channel 1 Setup softkeys are displayed:
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Select the following:
•
Coupling: DC
–
•
Impedance: 50 
–
The 50  annunciator turns on, indicating a 50  input
impedance for Channel 1.
5
Verify the DMM reads approximately 50 Ohms.
6
Mark Pass or Fail in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
7
Select the following:
•
Impedance: 1 M.
–
NOTE
The DC annunciator indicates DC input coupling for Channel 1.
The 1 M annunciator turns on, indicating a 1 M input
impedance for Channel 1.
8
Verify the DMM reads approximately 1.000 MOhm.
9
Mark Pass or Fail in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
10
Repeat steps 2 through 9 for RF Channel 2 for the
Agilent 53220A/53230A counters ONLY, since the Agilent 53210A
counter does not have a standard RF Channel 2.
11
Mark Pass or Fail in the Agilent 53220A/53230A Operational
Verification Test Record, Tests 6a and 6b for Chan 2, starting on
page 78.
12
Disconnect the test setup.
This completes the Operational Verification testing for the
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A.
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Performance Tests
The following seven performance tests, when successful, verify that the
counter meets the instrument specifications as provided on the CD ROM
that came with your Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counter. See also
the information on running a ‘QUICK’ performance test on page page 13.
Before running these tests, review the “Test Considerations” on page 14..
Record the results of the performance tests in the appropriate place on the
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)”
starting on page 78.
To verify the total number of accuracy places for frequency
measurements, it may be necessary to turn off Auto-Digit control. Use this
set of key depressions to turn AutoDigits OFF:
[Digits] / (AutoDigits) / <Off>
NOTE
To perform valid testing of the specifications, warm up the
counter and test equipment for at least 30 minutes.
Table 1-2. The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Tests
*Test
Description
Test 1: Absolute Time Base
Test 2: Frequency Accuracy - Channels 1 and 2
Test 3: Single Period
Test 4: Pulse Width
Test 5: Time Interval
Test 6: Frequency Accuracy - Microwave Channel Options 106 and 115
Test 7: Pulse Burst Frequency - 53230A Channel 3 Option 150
* Other counter measurement functions are mathematically derived by the processor from the
parameters verified by these performance tests.
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Test 1: (Q) Absolute Time Base
This test uses the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Frequency Counters to
measure the absolute frequency of the internal 10 MHz clock.
Equipment
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
CG635 Signal Generator (E8257D-520 is a valid substitute)
Agilent 10503 BNC Cables (2)
CG635 Signal Generator Setup
1
Set Output Channel: Q
2
Set Output Level: +7 dBm
3
Set Frequency: 10 MHz
Counter Setup
1
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-3.
FS725
Rubidium
Timebase
CG635
Signal
Generator
Ch 1
Figure 1-3. Absolute Timebase Test Setup
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Press the Preset key on the front panel to preset the counter.
•
Display shows:
–
•
3
Channel 1 annunciator is lit.
Press the Trigger key.
•
4
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Trigger Source: Manual
–
•
5
Instrument has been preset.
Wait For Trig is displayed.
Rdgs/Trigger: 100.
Press the Freq Period key.
•
The following softkeys are displayed:
*
*Opt 150
6
Press the Freq softkey.
•
The following softkeys are displayed:
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Press and set:
•
8
Noise Rejection: Off
Press the Frequency/Period key.
•
The following softkeys are displayed:
*
*Opt 150
•
If Advanced is appears, press Auto to select Auto measurement mode.
The 53210A does not have an Auto measurement mode.
NOTE
9
Press the Channel 1 input key.
•
10
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Coupling: DC
•
Input Impedance: 50 
•
Range: 5 V
•
Level Setup / Auto Level: Off
•
Level Setup / Input Level: 0.000 V
•
BW Limit: Off
•
Probe: None
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Press the Math key.
•
12
Press to set:
•
13
The Math softkeys are displayed:
All Math: On
Press the Statistics softkey:
–
14
The Statistics softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
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Absolute Timebase Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key to manually trigger the counter.
•
2
Counter takes 100 readings and fills in Math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ displays a reading of:
•
10 MHz ± 15 Hz (for Standard Timebase)
•
10 MHz ± 0.505 Hz (for Option 010 High Stability Timebase)
3
Record the ‘Mean’ test value, Test 1, in the “Agilent
53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)”
starting on page 78.
4
Proceed to Test #2 or disconnect the test setup.
Test 2: (Q) Frequency Accuracy - Channels 1 and 2
This set of tests verifies the Channel 1 and 2 frequency accuracy
specifications of the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Frequency Counters.
Equipment
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
CG635 Synthesized Signal Generator (E8257D-520 is a valid substitute)
Agilent 10503A BNC Cables (3)
CG635 Signal Generator Setup
1
Set Output Channel: Q
2
Set Output Level: +7 dBm
3
Set Frequency: 10 MHz
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Counter Setup
1
Connect the test equipment to the counter as shown in Figure 1-4.
FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+ 2 7 dB m M a x
Ch 1
Opt 201
E x t R e f In
Ch 2
G a te In /O u t
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N1 0149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
O p t 0 10 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a tte r y
In t R e f O u t
Trig In
U SB
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L ine
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90 VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
CG635
Signal
Generator
Ch 1
Figure 1-4. Test Setup For Channel 1/2 Frequency Accuracy Tests
2
With the external reference connected, use the following key
sequence to select (as necessary) the time base source to ‘Auto’ or
‘External’, and the external reference frequency of 10 MHz:
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Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
•
Display shows:
–
Instrument has been preset.
•
Ext Ref is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the display.
•
The following softkeys are displayed:
*
*Opt 150
4
Press and set:
•
Measurement Mode: Advanced / Auto
The 53210A does not have an Auto mesurement mode.
NOTE
5
Press the Freq softkey.
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6
Press and set:
•
7
Noise Rejection: Off
Press the Trigger key.
•
8
The following softkeys are displayed:
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Trigger Source: Manual
–
•
9
Rdgs/Trigger: 100.
Press the Gate key.
•
10
Wait For Trig is displayed.
The Gate softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Gate Src: Timed
•
Gate Time: 10 mSec
•
Gate Out: On
–
Polarity: Norm
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Press the Channel 1 input key.
12
Press and set:
13
•
Coupling: DC
•
Input Impedance: 50 
•
Range: 5 V
•
BW Limit: Off
•
Level Setup / Auto Level: Off
•
Level Setup / Input Level: 0.000 V
Press the Math key.
•
14
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
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Press the Statistics softkey.
–
16
The Statistics softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
Frequency Accuracy Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key to manually trigger the counter.
•
2
Counter takes 100 readings and fills in Math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
10 MHz ± 100 mHz (for 53210A)
•
10 MHz ± 10 mHz (for 53220A/53230A)
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Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
140 mHz (for 53210A)
•
70 mHz (for 53220A)
•
14 mHz (for 53230A)
4
Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’, Test 2a, for Channel 1 (10 MHz),
in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record
(Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
5
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
6
Set CG635 output frequency to 115 MHz and repeat step 1.
7
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
8
9
•
115 MHz ± 1.150 Hz (for 53210A)
•
115 MHz ± 0.115 Hz (for 53220A/53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
1610 mHz (for 53210A)
•
805 mHz (for 53220A)
•
161 mHz (for 53230A)
Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’, Test 2a, for Channel 1 (115 MHz),
in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record
(Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
10
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
11
Set CG635 output frequency to 350 MHz, and repeat step 1.
12
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
350 MHz ± 3.5 Hz (for 53210A)
•
350 MHz ± 0.350 Hz (for 53220A/53230A)
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Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
4 900 mHz (for 53210A)
•
2 450 mHz (for 53220A)
•
490 mHz (for 53230A)
14
Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’, Test 2a, for Channel 1 (350 MHz),
in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record
(Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
15
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
16
Repeat the procedure above (steps 1 to 15) for Channel 2. Be sure
to set up Channel 2 (steps 11 and 12 under “Counter Setup”.)
Step 16 applies only to the 53220A and 53230A. The 53210A does
not have a Channel 2 for RF frequencies. Also, selecting Channel 2
automatically resets the statistics.
NOTE
17
Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’ for all three Channel 2
frequencies, Test 2b, Channel 2, in the “Agilent
53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)”
starting on page 78.
18
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
19
Proceed to Test #3 or disconnect the test setup.
Test 3: Single Period
This test measures a single period of a signal. The period is measured
from rising edge to rising edge on a single channel.
NOTE
Test #3 applies to the 53220A and 53230A only.
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Equipment
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
CG635 Synthesized Signal Generator (E8257D-520 is a valid substitute)
Agilent 10503 BNC Cables (3)
CG635 Signal Generator Setup
1
Set Output Channel: Q
2
Set Output Level: +7 dBm
3
Set Frequency: 1 MHz
Counter Setup
1
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-5.
FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+ 2 7 dB m M a x
Ch 1
Opt 201
E x t R e f In
Ch 2
G a te In /O u t
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N1 0149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
O p t 0 10 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a tte r y
In t R e f O u t
Trig In
U SB
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L ine
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90 VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
CG635
Signal
Generator
Ch 1
Figure 1-5. Test Setup for Single Period
2
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
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•
Display shows:
–
•
3
6
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press the Single Period softkey.
•
5
Ext Ref is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the display.
On the Counter, press the Time Interval key.
•
4
Instrument has been preset.
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Auto Level: Off
•
Level: 0 V
•
Noise Rej: Off
Press the Channel 1 key.
•
The Channel 1 Setup menu softkeys are displayed.
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8
Press and set:
•
Coupling: DC
•
Impedance: 50 
•
Range: 5 V
•
BW Limit: Off
Press the Trigger key.
•
9
The trigger softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Source: Manual
–
10
•
Trig Delay: 0 Seconds
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
Press the Math key.
•
11
Wait For Trig is displayed.
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
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Press the Statistics softkey:
–
13
The Statistics softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
Single Period Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
Counter takes 100 readings and fills in Math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
1.00 uSec ± .200 nSec (53220A)
•
1.00 uSec ± .100 nSec (53230A)
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Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
.140 nSec (53220A)
•
.028 nSec (53230A)
4
Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’ for 1 MHz, Channel 1, Test 3a, in
the Agilent 53220A/53230A Performance Test Record starting on
page 78.
5
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
6
Set the CG635 output frequency to 250 MHz.
7
Press the Trigger key.
•
8
9
NOTE
Counter takes 100 readings and fills in Math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
4.00 nSec ± .200 nSec (53220A)
•
4.00 nSec ± .100 nSec (53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
.140 nSec (53220A)
•
.028 nSec (53230A)
10
Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’ for 250 MHz, Channel 1, Test 3b,
in the Agilent 53220A/53230A Performance Test Record starting
on page 78.
11
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
12
Repeat steps 1 to 11 for Channel 2. Be sure to perform the Channel
2 setup (see steps 6 and 7 under “Counter Setup”.)
Selecting Channel 2 automatically resets the statistics.
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Record the ‘Mean’ and ‘Std Dev’ for 1 MHz and 250 MHz, Channel
2, Test 3c and 3d, in the Agilent 53220A/53230A Performance Test
Record starting on page 78.
14
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
15
Proceed to Test #4 or disconnect the setup.
Test 4: (Q) Pulse Width
This test uses the Agilent 53220A/53230A Counter to measure the width
of a narrow pulse from a pulse generator.
NOTE
Test #4 applies to the 53220A and 53230A only.
Equipment
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
Agilent 81134A Pulse Generator
Agilent 10503 BNC Cables (3)
Agilent 15443A (SMA) cable or Agilent 11500E (3.5 mm) cable
Agilent 1250-1200 BNC(f)-to-SMA(m) Adapter (2)
81134A Setup
•
Output Level: 1 Vpp
•
Period: 66.6 nSec
•
Pulse Width: 5 nSec
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Counter Setup
1
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-5.
FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+ 2 7 dB m M a x
Ch 1
Opt 201
E x t R e f In
Ch 2
G a te In /O u t
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N1 0149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
O p t 0 10 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a tte r y
In t R e f O u t
Trig In
U SB
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L ine
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90 VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
81134A
Pulse
Generator
Ch 1
Figure 1-6. Pulse Width Test Setup
2
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
•
Display shows:
–
•
3
Instrument has been preset.
Ext Ref is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the display.
Press the Time Interval key.
•
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Press the Pulse Width softkey.
•
5
6
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Set Width: Pos
•
Auto Level: Off
•
Input Level: +0.00 V
•
Set Noise Rejection: Off
Press the Trigger key.
Front panel display shows:
7
Press and set:
•
Source: Manual
–
Wait For Trig is displayed
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
•
Trig Delay: 0 Seconds
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Press the Channel 1 key:
•
9
10
Press and Set:
•
Coupling: DC
•
Input Impedance: 50 
•
Range: 5 V
•
BW Limit: OFF
Press the Math key.
•
11
The Channel 1 Setup softkeys are displayed:
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
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Press the Statistics softkey:
–
13
The Statistics softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
Pulse Width Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
3
Counter takes 100 readings and fills in Math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
5 ± 0.4 nSec (53220A)
•
5 ± 0.2 nSec (53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
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0.140 nSec (53220A)
•
0.028 nSec (53230A)
4
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for Channel 1, Test 4a,
in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record
(Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
5
Repeat steps 1 to 3 for Channel 2 (Test 4b). Be sure to do the
Channel 2 setup first. (See steps 8, 9 in the Counter setup above.)
Selecting Channel 2 automatically resets the statistics.
NOTE
6
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for Channel 2, Test 4b,
in the “Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record
(Tests 1 to 7)” starting on page 78.
7
Proceed to Test #5 or disconnect the test setup.
Test 5: (Q) Time Interval
This test verifies the Time Interval specifications between Channel 1 and
Channel 2.
NOTE
Test #5 applies to the 53220A and 53230A only.
Equipment
•
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
•
Agilent 81134A Pulse Generator
•
Agilent 10503 BNC Cables (2)
•
Agilent 11500E (3.5) mm cables (2)
•
Agilent 1250-1200 BNC(f)-to-SMA(m) Adapter
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The 3.5 mm cables must be the exact same length or erroneous
measurements will occur.
CAUTION
81134A Setup
•
Output Level: 1 Vpp
•
Period: 66.6 nSec
•
Pulse Width Ch1: 5 nSec
•
Pulse Width Ch2: 5 nSec
•
Delay Ch2: 49.9 nSec
Counter Setup
1
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-7.
FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+27 dB m M ax
Ch 1
Opt 201
Ch 2
E x t R e f In
G a te I n /O u t
In t R e f O u t
T r ig In
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N10149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
USB
O pt 010 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a t te r y
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L in e
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90VA M ax
81134A
Pulse
Generator
C
US
IS M 1 -A
Ch 1
Ch 2
Figure 1-7. Time Interval (Channel 1 to 2) Test Setup
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Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
•
Display shows:
–
•
3
The following softkeys are displayed:
Press the Time Interval softkey.
•
5
Ext Ref is shown in the upper right-hand corner of the display.
Press the Time Interval key.
•
4
Instrument has been preset.
The Time Interval softkeys are displayed:
Press to set Time Int: 1-2.
Time Int 2-1 could also be tested, but only one test is required. If
Time Int 2-1 is used, set the 81134A to delay Channel 1 by 49.9 nSec
instead of Channel 2.
NOTE
6
Press the Start Ch Level softkey.
7
The following softkeys are displayed:
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9
Press and Set:
•
Slope: Pos
•
Auto Level: Off
•
Level: 0 V
•
Noise Rej: Off
Press the Back key.
10
Press the Stop Ch Level softkey.
11
Press and Set:
12
•
Slope: Pos
•
Auto Level: Off
•
Level: 0 V
•
Noise Rej: Off
Press the Trigger key.
•
13
Front panel display shows:
Press to set:
•
Source: Manual
–
Wait For Trig is displayed
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
•
Trig Delay: 0 seconds
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Press the Math key.
•
15
Press and set:
•
16
The following softkeys are displayed:
All Math: On
Press the Statistics softkey:
–
17
The Statistics softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
The display shows:
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Time Interval Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
3
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
49.9 ± 0.5 nSec (53220A)
•
49.9 ± 0.25 nSec (53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
.140 nSec (53220A)
•
.028 nSec (53230A)
4
Record the Median and Standard Deviation, Test 5, in the “Agilent
53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1 to 7)”
starting on page 78.
5
Proceed to Test #6 or disconnect the test setup.
Test 6a: (Q) Frequency Accuracy - Channel 2/3, Option
106 (6 GHz Microwave Channel)
This test verifies the frequency accuracy of Option 106 Channel 2
(53210A) or Channel 3 (53220A/53230A) at two frequencies (100 MHz and
5.88 GHz).
Equipment
•
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
•
Agilent E8257D-520 Microwave Signal Generator
•
Agilent 10503A BNC Cable (2)
•
Agilent 11500E (3.5) mm cable
•
Agilent 1250-1250 N(M) to SMA(F)
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E8257D-520 Setup
•
Output Frequency: 100 MHz
•
Output Power: -27 dBm
The input power MUST be -27 ± 0.5 dBm at the channel 3 input
connector. If necessary, use a 3.5 mm cable with certified loss at
100 MHz or a power meter to verify input power.
NOTE
Counter Setup
1
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
2
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-8.
FS725
Rubidium
E8257D-520
Microwave
Signal
Generator
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+27 dB m M ax
Ch 1
Opt 201
Ch 2
E x t R e f In
G a te I n /O u t
In t R e f O u t
T r ig In
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N10149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
USB
O pt 010 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a t te r y
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L in e
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
Ch 2/3
Figure 1-8. Option 106 ( 6 GHz ) Microwave Channel 2/3 Test Setup
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For the Agilent 53210A Counter, Option 106 is installed as
Channel 2. For the Agilent 53220A and 53230A Counters, Option
106 is installed as Channel 3. For this procedure, “Channel 3” is
used to refer to the microwave input channel.
NOTE
3
Press the Channel 3 input key.
•
Channel 3 is selected for test input.
There are no parameters to set for Channel 3 for this test.
NOTE
4
Press the Gate key.
•
5
The Gate softkeys are displayed:
Press and set:
•
Gate Src: Timed
•
Gate Out: On
•
Gate Time: 10 mSec
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Press the Trigger key.
•
7
The Trigger softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Source: Manual
–
8
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
•
Trig Delay: 0 seconds
Press the Math key.
•
9
The Math softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
10
Wait For Trig is displayed
All Math: On
Press the Statistics softkey:
–
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The Statistics softkeys are displayed:
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Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
Channel 3 (Option 106) Frequency Accuracy Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
3
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
100 MHz ± 1.000 Hz (53210A)
•
100 MHz ± 100 mHz (53220A/53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
1.400 Hz (53210A)
•
700 mHz (53220A)
•
140 mHz (53230A)
4
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for 100 MHz, Test 6a, in
the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record.
5
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
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Set the E8257D-520 to 5.88 GHz at -27 dBm.
The input power MUST be -27 ± 0.5 dBm at the channel 3 input
connector. If necessary, use a 3.5 mm cable with certified loss at
5.88 GHz or a power meter to verify input power.
NOTE
7
Press the Trigger key.
•
8
9
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
5.88 GHz ± 58.800 Hz (53210A)
•
5.88 GHz ± 5.880 Hz (53220A/53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
82.300 Hz (53210A)
•
41.100 Hz (53220A)
•
8.230 Hz (53230A)
10
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for 5.88 GHz, Test 6a, in
the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record.
11
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
12
If Opt 150 is installed, proceed to Test 7a. Otherwise, disconnect
the test setup.
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Test 6b: (Q) Frequency Accuracy - Channel 2/3, Option
115 (15 GHz Microwave Channel)
This test verifies the frequency accuracy of Option 115 Channel 2
(53210A) or Channel 3 (53220A/53230A) at three frequencies (300 MHz,
3.1 GHz, and 15.0 GHz).
Equipment
•
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
•
Agilent E8257D-520 Microwave Signal Generator
•
Agilent 10503A BNC Cable (2)
•
Agilent 11500E (3.5) mm cable
•
Agilent 1250-1250 N(M) to SMA(F)
E8257D-520 Setup
•
Output Frequency: 300 MHz
•
Output Power: -23 dBm
The input power MUST be -23 ± 0.5 dBm at the channel 3 input
connector. If necessary, use a 3.5 mm cable with certified loss at
300 MHz or a power meter to verify input power.
NOTE
Counter Setup
1
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
2
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-9.
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FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+27 dB m M ax
Ch 1
Opt 201
Ch 2
E x t R e f In
G a te I n /O u t
In t R e f O u t
T r ig In
E8257D-520
Microwave
Signal
Generator
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N10149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
USB
O pt 010 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a t te r y
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L in e
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
Ch 2/3
Figure 1-9. Option 115 ( 15 GHz ) Microwave Channel 2/3 Test Setup
For the Agilent 53210A Counter, Option 115 is installed as
Channel 2. For the Agilent 53220A and 53230A Counters, Option
115 is installed as Channel 3. For this procedure, “Channel 3” is
used to refer to the microwave input channel.
NOTE
3
Press the Channel 3 input key.
•
NOTE
Channel 3 is selected for test input.
There are no parameters to set for Channel 3 for this test.
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Press the Gate key.
•
5
6
Press and set:
•
Gate Src: Timed
•
Gate Out: On
•
Gate Time: 10 mSec
Press the Trigger key.
•
7
The Gate softkeys are displayed:
The Trigger softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Source: Manual
–
Wait For Trig is displayed
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
•
Trig Delay: 0 seconds
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Press the Math key.
•
9
Press to set:
•
10
The Math softkeys are displayed:
All Math: On
Press the Statistics softkey:
–
11
The Statistics softkey menu is displayed:
Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
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Channel 3 (Option 115) Frequency Accuracy Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
3
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
300 MHz ± 3.0 Hz (53210A)
•
300 MHz ± 0.3 Hz (53220A/53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
4.2 Hz (53210A)
•
2.1 Hz (53220A)
•
0.42 Hz (53230A)
4
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for 300 MHz, Test 6b, in
the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record.
5
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
6
Set the E8257D-520 to 3.1 GHz at -27 dBm.
The input power MUST be -27 ± 0.5 dBm at the channel 3 input
connector. If necessary, use a 3.5 mm cable with certified loss at
3.1 GHz or a power meter to verify input power.
NOTE
7
Press the Trigger key.
•
8
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
3.1 GHz ± 31 Hz (53210A)
•
3.1 GHz ± 3.1 Hz (53220A/53230A)
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Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
43.4 Hz (53210A)
•
21.7 Hz (53220A)
•
4.34 Hz (53230A)
10
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for 3.1 GHz, Test 6b, in
the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record.
11
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
12
Set the E8257D-520 to 15.0 GHz at -4 dBm.
The input power MUST be -4 ± 0.5 dBm at the channel 3 input
connector. If necessary, use a 3.5 mm cable with certified loss at
15 GHz or a power meter to verify input power.
NOTE
13
Press the Trigger key.
•
14
15
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
15.0 GHz ± 150 Hz (53210A)
•
15.0 GHz ± 15 Hz (53220A/53230A)
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
210 Hz (53210A)
•
105 Hz (53220A)
•
21.0 Hz (53230A)
16
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for 15.0 GHz, Test 6b, in
the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record.
17
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
18
If Opt 150 is installed, proceed to Test 7c. Otherwise, disconnect
the test setup.
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Test 7a: (Q) Pulse Burst Frequency - 53230A Channel 3
Option 150 With Option 106
This test uses the 53230A to measure both narrow and wide pulse outputs
of a 6 GHz carrier.
NOTE
This test procedure applies only to the 53230A Counter with
Option 106 and Option 150 installed. Option 106 is installed as
microwave channel 3.
NOTE
The Quick Verification (Q) requires only the Narrow Pulse Width
Burst Frequency Test be performed.
Equipment
•
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
•
Agilent E8257D-520-UNW Microwave Signal Generator
•
Agilent 10503A BNC Cable (2)
•
Agilent 11500E (3.5) mm cable
•
Agilent 1250-1250 N(M) to SMA(F)
E8257D-520-UNW Setup
NOTE
•
Output Frequency: 6 GHz
•
Output Power: 0 dBm
•
Auto-Level Control: Off
•
Pulse Mode: On
•
Pulse Repetition Interval Period: 1 mSec
•
Pulse Width (Narrow): 200 nSec
The input power MUST be 0 ± 0.5 dBm at the channel 3 input
connector. If necessary, use a 3.5 mm cable with certified loss at 6
GHz or a power meter to verify input power.
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Counter Setup
1
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-10.
FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+27 dB m M ax
Ch 1
Opt 201
Ch 2
E x t R e f In
G a te I n /O u t
In t R e f O u t
T r ig In
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N10149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
USB
E8257D-520-UNW
Microwave
Signal
Generator
O pt 010 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a t te r y
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L in e
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
Ch 3
Figure 1-10. Option 106/150 Microwave Channel 3 Test Setup
2
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
3
If needed, perform an Auto-Calibration. (Refer to “Internal AutoCalibration” on page 15.)
4
Press the Channel 3 input key.
•
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NOTE
5
Press the Freq period key.
•
6
Press the Pulse/Burst softkey.
•
7
The Pulse/Burst menu softkeys are displayed:
Press the Burst Freq softkey.
•
8
The Freq/Period softkeys are displayed:
The Burst Freq menu softkeys are displayed:
Press to select:
•
dB Level: -12
•
Narrow: On
•
Gate Auto: On
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Press the Trigger key.
•
10
The Trigger softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Source: Manual
–
11
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
•
Trig Delay: 0 seconds
Press the Math key.
•
12
The Math softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
13
Wait For Trig is displayed
All Math: On
Press the Statistics softkey:
–
68
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Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
Channel 3 Pulse Burst Frequency Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
3
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
6 GHz ± 6 MHz
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
3 MHz
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4
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for Test 7a, in the
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1
to 7)” on page 78.
5
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
For Quick Verification (Q), only the narrow pulse width burst
frequency test needs to be performed.
NOTE
6
Set the E8257D-520 to a pulse width of 13 uSec (Wide Pulse).
7
Press [Freq/Period] / (Pulse/Burst) / (Burst Freq) keys.
8
Press and set:
9
•
dB Level: -6
•
Narrow: Off
•
Gate Auto: On
Press the Trigger key.
•
10
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
11
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
6 GHz ± 46 kHz
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
18.5 kHz
12
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for Test 7b, in the
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1
to 7)” on page 78.
13
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
14
Disconnect the test setup.
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Test 7c: (Q) Pulse Burst Frequency - 53230A Channel 3
Option 150 With Option 115
This test uses the 53230A to measure both narrow and wide pulse outputs
of a 1.35 GHz carrier using the Opt 115 microwave channel.
NOTE
This test procedure applies only to the 53230A Counter with
Option 115 and Option 150 installed. Option 115 is installed as
microwave channel 3.
NOTE
The Quick Verification (Q) requires only the Narrow Pulse Width
Burst Frequency Test be performed.
Equipment
•
FS725 Rubidium Timebase
•
Agilent E8257D-520-UNW Microwave Signal Generator
•
Agilent 10503A BNC Cable (2)
•
Agilent 11500E (3.5) mm cable
•
Agilent 1250-1250 N(M) to SMA(F)
E8257D-520-UNW Setup
•
Output Frequency: 1.35 GHz
•
Output Power: -6 dBm
•
Auto-Level Control: Off
•
Pulse Mode: On
•
Pulse Repetition Interval Period: 1 mSec
•
Pulse Width (Narrow): 400 nSec
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Counter Setup
1
Connect the equipment as shown in Figure 1-11.
FS725
Rubidium
Opt 106
100 M Hz - 6 G Hz
+27 dB m M ax
Ch 1
Opt 201
Ch 2
E x t R e f In
G a te I n /O u t
In t R e f O u t
T r ig In
O pt 115
300 M H z - 15 GH z
+27 dB m M ax
!
!
G P -IB
N10149
O p t 1 0 6 /1 1 5
USB
E8257D-520-UNW
Microwave
Signal
Generator
O pt 010 UO C XO
O p t 3 0 0 B a t te r y
LAN
IECS / NMB-001
Timebase
Ext
Ref
In
L in e
1 0 0 -2 4 0 V , 5 0 -6 0 H z
1 0 0 -1 2 7 V , 4 0 0 H z
90VA M ax
C
US
IS M 1 -A
Ch 3
Figure 1-11. Option 115/150 Microwave Channel 3 Test Setup
2
Press the Preset key to preset the counter.
3
If needed, perform an Auto-Calibration. (Refer to “Internal AutoCalibration” on page 15.)
4
Press the Channel 3 input key.
•
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NOTE
5
Press the Freq period key.
•
6
Press the Pulse/Burst softkey.
•
7
The Pulse/Burst menu softkeys are displayed:
Press the Burst Freq softkey.
•
8
The Freq/Period softkeys are displayed:
The Burst Freq menu softkeys are displayed:
Press to select:
•
dB Level: -6
•
Narrow: On
•
Gate Auto: On
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Press the Trigger key.
•
10
The Trigger softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
Source: Manual
–
11
•
Rdgs/Trigger: 100
•
Trig Delay: 0 seconds
Press the Math key.
•
12
The Math softkeys are displayed:
Press to set:
•
13
Wait For Trig is displayed
All Math: On
Press the Statistics softkey:
–
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Press to set:
•
Statistics: On
•
The display shows:
Channel 3 Pulse Burst Frequency Test Procedure
1
Press the Trigger key.
•
2
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
3
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
1.35 GHz ± 1.35 MHz
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
338 kHz
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4
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for Test 7c, in the
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1
to 7)” starting on page 78?.
5
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
For Quick Verification (Q), only the narrow pulse width burst
frequency test needs to be performed.
NOTE
6
Set the E8257D-520 to a pulse width of 13 uSec (Wide Pulse).
7
Press [Freq/Period] / (Pulse/Burst) / (Burst Freq) keys.
8
Press and set:
9
•
dB Level: -6
•
Narrow: Off
•
Gate Auto: On
Press the Trigger key.
•
10
Verify the ‘Mean’ is:
•
11
The counter takes 100 readings and fills in the math functions.
1.35 GHz ± 20.8 kHz
Verify the ‘Std Dev’ is less than:
•
7.79 kHz
12
Record the Mean and Standard Deviation for Test 7d, in the
“Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Performance Test Record (Tests 1
to 7)” starting on page 78.
13
Press the Reset Stats softkey.
14
Disconnect the test setup.
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Verification and Performance Test Record
Agilent Technologies Model 53210A/53220A/53230A Universal counter
Model Number: ______________________________
Serial Number: _________________________ Repair/Work Order No.______________________
Test Performed By: _____________________________ Temperature: _______________________
Date: ______________________Relative Humidity: _____________________________________
Notes:________________________________________________________________________________
Test Number
Operational Verification
Test Results
Pass
Fail
1
Power on Test


2
Self-Test


3
Frequency Check, Channel 1, 10 MHz


4
Frequency Check, Channel 2, 10 MHz


5a
Termination Check Channel 1, 50


5b
Termination Check Channel 1, 1M


6a
Termination Check Channel 2, 50


6b
Termination Check Channel 2, 1M


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Complete Performance Tests
Test
Number
1
(Q)
1
(Q)
2a
(Q)
Agilent
53210A
(only)
Actual Reading
Test
Description
Minimum
Absolute
Timebase Test
(Standard.
Timebase)
Record: Mean
9.999 985 000 MHz
Absolute
Timebase Test
(Optiion 010,
High Stability
Timebase)
Channel 1
Frequency
Accuracy Test
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
Maximum
_______________________ 10.000 015 000 MHz
Record: Mean
9.999 999 495 MHz
_______________________ 10.000 000 505 MHz
Record: Mean
9.999 999 900 MHz
____________________
114.999 998 850 MHz ____________________
349.999 996 500 MHz ____________________
10.000 000 100 MHz
115.000 001 150 MHz
350.000 003 500 MHz
Record: Std Dev
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
____________________
____________________
____________________
140.000 mHz
1 610.000 mHz
4 900.000 mHz
NOTE: (Q) under a Test Number indicates
this is one of the ‘Quick’ Performance Tests.
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Number
2a
(Q)
Agilent
53220A
(only)
2a
(Q)
Agilent
53230A
(only)
Actual Reading
Test
Description
Minimum
Channel 1
Frequency
Accuracy Test
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
Maximum
Record: Mean
9.999 999 990 MHz
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114.999 999 885 MHz ____________________
349.999 999 650 MHz ____________________
10.000 000 010 MHz
115.000 000 115 MHz
350.000 000 350 MHz
Record: Std Dev
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
____________________
____________________
____________________
Channel 1
Frequency
Accuracy Test
Record: Mean
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
9.999 999 990 MHz
____________________
114.999 999 885 MHz ____________________
349.999 999 650 MHz ____________________
70.000 000 mHz
805.000 000 mHz
2 450.000 000 mHz
10.000 000 010 MHz
115.000 000 115 MHz
350.000 000 350 MHz
Record: Std Dev
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
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14.000 000 mHz
161.000 000 mHz
490.000 000 mHz
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Number
2b
(Q)
Agilent
53220A
(only)
2b
(Q)
Agilent
53230A
(only)
Actual Reading
Test
Description
Channel 2
Frequency
Accuracy Test
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
Minimum
Maximum
Record: Mean
9.999 999 990 MHz
____________________
114.999 999 885 MHz ____________________
349.999 999 650 MHz ____________________
10.000 000 010 MHz
115.000 000 115 MHz
350.000 000 350 MHz
Record: Std Dev
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
____________________
____________________
____________________
Channel 2
Frequency
Accuracy Test
Record: Mean
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
9.999 999 990 MHz
____________________
114.999 999 885 MHz ____________________
349.999 999 650 MHz ____________________
70.000 000 mHz
805.000 000 mHz
2 450.000 000 mHz
10.000 000 010 MHz
115.000 000 115 MHz
350.000 000 350 MHz
Record: Std Dev
10 MHz Test
115 MHz Test
350 MHz Test
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14.000 000 mHz
161.000 000 mHz
490.000 000 mHz
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Test
Number
3
Mean
(53220A)
a
b
c
d
3
Std Dev
(53220A)
a
b
c
d
3
Mean
(53230A)
a
b
c
d
3
Std Dev
(53230A)
a
b
c
d
Actual Reading
Test
Description
Minimum
Single Period
Test
Maximum
Record: Mean
(53220A)
Ch 1 - 1 MHz
Ch 1 - 250 MHz
Ch 2 - 1 MHz
Ch 2 - 250 MHz
0.999 800 000 uSec
0.003 800 000 uSec
0.999 800 000 uSec
0.003 800 000 uSec
Single Period
Test
a. __________________
b. __________________
c. __________________
d. __________________
1.000 200 000 uSec
0.004 200 000 uSec
1.000 200 000 uSec
0.004 200 000 uSec
Record: Std Dev
(53220A)
Ch 1 - 1 MHz
Ch 1 - 250 MHz
Ch 2 - 1 MHz
Ch 2 - 250 MHz
a. __________________
b. __________________
c. __________________
d. __________________
Single Period
Test
Record: Mean
.140 000 000 nSec
.140 000 000 nSec
.140 000 000 nSec
.140 000 000 nSec
(53230A)
Ch 1 - 1 MHz
Ch 1 - 250 MHz
Ch 2 - 1 MHz
Ch 2 - 250 MHz
0.999 900 000 uSec
0.003 900 000 uSec
0.999 900 000 uSec
0.003 900 000 uSec
Single Period
Test
a. __________________
b. __________________
c. __________________
d. __________________
1.000 100 000 uSec
0.004 100 000 uSec
1.000 100 000 uSec
0.004 100 000 uSec
Record: Std Dev
(53230A)
Ch 1 - 1 MHz
Ch 1 - 250 MHz
Ch 2 - 1 MHz
Ch 2 - 250 MHz
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b. __________________
c. __________________
d. __________________
.028 000 000 nSec
.028 000 000 nSec
.028 000 000 nSec
.028 000 000 nSec
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Test Number
Test Description
4a
Pulse Width
Test
Ch 1 (53220A)
Minimum
4.600 000 000 nSec
(Q)
Ch 1 (53230A)
4.800 000 000 nSec
4b
Pulse Width
Test
Ch 2 (53220A)
4.600 000 000 nSec
(Q)
Ch 2 (53230A)
5
(Q)
4.800 000 000 nSec
Time Interval
Test
53220A 49.400 000 000 nSecs
53230A 49.650 000 000 nSecs
Actual Reading
Record: Mean
__________________
Record: Std Dev
__________________
Record: Mean
__________________
Record: Std Dev
__________________
Record: Mean
__________________
Record: Std Dev
__________________
Record: Mean
__________________
Record: Std Dev
__________________
Maximum
5.400 000 000 nSec
0.140 000 000 nSec
5.200 000 000 nSec
0.028 000 000 nSec
5.400 000 000 nSec
0.140 000 000 nSec
5.200 000 000 nSec
0.028 000 000 nSec
Record: Mean
__________________
__________________
50.400 000 000 nSec
50.150 000 000 nSec
Record: Std Dev
53220A
53230A
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0.028 000 000 nSec
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Test Number
Test Description
6a
(Option 106)
Minimum
Actual Reading
Maximum
Frequency
Accuracy
Channel 3
100 MHz
(Q)
6a
(Option 106)
53210A 99.999 999 000 MHz
53220A 99.999 999 900 MHz
53230A 99.999 999 900 MHz
Record: Mean
__________________
__________________
__________________
100.000 001.000 MHz
100.000 000.100 MHz
100.000 000.100 MHz
53210A
53220A
53230A
Record: Std Dev
__________________
__________________
__________________
1 400.000 000 mHz
700.000 000 mHz
140.000 000 mHz
Frequency
Accuracy
Channel 3
5.88 GHz
(Q)
Record: Mean
53210A 5.879 999 941 200 GHz __________________
53220A 5.879 999 994 120 GHz __________________
53230A 5.879 999 994 120 GHz __________________
53210A
53220A
53230A
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Record: Std Dev
__________________
__________________
__________________
5.880 000 058 800 GHz
5.880 000 005 880 GHz
5.880 000 005 880 GHz
82.300 000 000 Hz
41.100 000 000 Hz
8.230 000 000 Hz
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6b
(Option 115)
(Q)
6b
(Option 115)
(Q)
Minimum
Actual Reading
Maximum
Frequency
Accuracy
Channel 3
300 MHz
53210A 299.999 997 MHz
53220A 299.999 999 7 MHz
53230A 299.999 999 7 MHz
Record: Mean
__________________
__________________
__________________
300.000 003 MHz
300.000 000 3 MHz
300.000 000 3 MHz
53210A
53220A
53230A
Record: Std Dev
__________________
__________________
__________________
4.2 Hz
2.1 Hz
0.42 Hz
53210A 3.099 999 969 GHz
53220A 3.099 999 996 9 GHz
53230A 3.099 999 996 9 GHz
Record: Mean
__________________
__________________
__________________
3.100 000 031 GHz
3.100 000 003 1 GHz
3.100 000 003 1 GHz
53210A
53220A
53230A
Record: Std Dev
__________________
__________________
__________________
43.4 Hz
21.7 Hz
4.34 Hz
Frequency
Accuracy
Channel 3
3.1 GHz
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6b
(Option 115)
(Q)
7a
(Q)
Option 106
Option 150
53230A
7b
Option 106
Option 150
53230A
7c
(Q)
Option 115
Option 150
53230A
Minimum
Actual Reading
Maximum
Frequency
Accuracy
Channel 3
15.0 GHz
53210A 14.999 999 850 GHz
53220A 14.999 999 985 GHz
53230A 14.999 999 985 GHz
Record: Mean
__________________
__________________
__________________
15.000 000 150 GHz
15.000 000 015 GHz
15.000 000 015 GHz
53210A
53220A
53230A
Record: Std Dev
__________________
__________________
__________________
210 Hz
105 Hz
21 Hz
Pulse Burst
Frequency
Record: Mean
5.994 000 000 GHz
(6 GHz)
Narrow Pulse
Width (200 nSec)
Pulse Burst
Frequency
6.006 000 000 GHz
Record: Std Dev
_____________________
3.000 MHz
Record: Mean
5.999 954 000 GHz
(6 GHz)
Wide Pulse
Width (13 uSec)
Pulse Burst
Frequency
__________________
__________________
6.000 046 000 GHz
Record: Std Dev
_____________________
18.500 kHz
Record: Mean
1.348 865 000 GHz
(1.35 GHz)
Narrow Pulse
Width (400 nSec)
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1.351 350 000 GHz
Record: Std Dev
_____________________
338 kHz
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7d
Option 115
Option 150
53230A
Pulse Burst
Frequency
(1.35 GHz)
Wide Pulse
Width (13 uSec)
86
Minimum
Actual Reading
Maximum
Record: Mean
1.349 979 200 GHz
__________________
1.350 020 800 GHz
Record: Std Dev
_____________________
7.79 kHz
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Chapter 2 Service
Introduction
Introduction
NOTE
Unless otherwise indicated, this manual applies to all Serial
Numbers for the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counters.
This chapter provides service information for your Agilent 53210A,
53220A, and 53230A Counters. It is divided into five major sections:
Returning the Counter to Agilent Technologies for
Service
This section provides you with instructions on how to return the counter
to Agilent for service.
About the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Calibration
Menu
This section contains reference information that gives an overview of the
calibration menu for the Agilent 53210A, 53220A, and 53230A Counters.
The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Calibration
Procedures
This section provides step-by-step procedures for calibrating the
Agilent 53210A, 53220A, and 53230A Counters.
Pre-Troubleshooting Information
This section provides you with pertinent information such as safety
considerations, recommended test equipment, repair and after-service
calibration considerations, and assembly identification and location.
Troubleshooting Information
This section provides you with troubleshooting procedures that can assist
you to isolate an instrument failure to the faulty assembly or module. A
final section on “Error Messages” can be used to help isolate a failed
assembly for replacement.
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11
10
9
8
1
7
6
2
5
3
4
Figure 2-1. The Front Panel at a Glance
1 USB Port
2 On / Standby Switch
3 Menu Softkeys
4 Back / Local Key
5 Channel Input Connectors
6 Channel Input Keys
7 L-R / Cursor Keys
8 Knob
9 System Keys
10 View Keys
11 Measure Keys
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The annunciator readout above each of the six softkeys identifies
the function or action that will be performed when the softkey
underneath that readout is pressed. (See Figures 2-1 and 2-2.)
NOTE
DATA ENTRY AREA
KEYS
SOFTKEY
LABELS
SOFTKEYS
Figure 2-2. Front Panel Display
NOTE
For the purpose of discussion, in this chapter, a [key] refers to a
push-button on the right-hand side of the front panel of the
counter. A (softkey) refers to one of the six pushbutton functions
beneath the display area. Softkeys may have any one of many
different functions, depending upon which menu has been
selected. A row of screen annunciators (softkey labels) will appear
above the softkeys. A sample series of key depressions might be:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / enter <code> / (Unlock Cal)
NOTE
If the counter is under warranty, refer to “Returning the
Instrument to Agilent Technologies for Service” on page 92.
NOTE
If you decide to troubleshoot the instrument yourself, refer to the
section titled “Pre-Troubleshooting Information” on page 142.
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CAUTION
DO NOT swap the motherboard, the processor board, or the front
panel board from one instrument to another. These boards
contain model number and serial number information that
uniquely identifies a specific unit, and boards that are
mismatched to the instrument may result in problems with
performance, calibration, licensing, serviceability,
importability/exportability or warranty.
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Returning the Instrument to Agilent
Technologies for Service
Operating Checklist
Before returning your instrument to Agilent Technologies for service or
repair, check the following items:
Is the instrument inoperative?
•
Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the instrument and an
AC outlet.
•
Verify that the front-panel On/Standby switch has been pushed. The
power LED should be lit and not blinking.
Does the instrument fail Self-Test?
Remove all external connections to the instrument. Errors may be induced
by signals present on the external connectors during a self-test. Long test
leads, even leads that are otherwise unconnected, can act as an antenna
causing pick-up of AC signals.
Types of Service Available
If your instrument fails during the warranty period, Agilent Technologies
will repair or replace it under the terms of your warranty. After your
warranty expires, Agilent offers repair services at competitive prices.
Extended Service Contracts
Many Agilent products are available with optional service contracts that
extend the covered period after the standard warranty expires. If you have
such a service contract and your instrument fails during the covered
period, Agilent Technologies will repair or replace it in accordance with
the contract.
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Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide)
To obtain service for your instrument (in–warranty, under service
contract, or post-warranty), contact your nearest Agilent Technologies
Service Center as shown at the front of this service guide. They will
arrange to have your unit repaired or replaced, and can provide warranty
or repair–cost information where applicable.
To obtain warranty, service, or technical support information you can
contact Agilent Technologies at one of the following telephone numbers:
•
In the United States: (800) 829–4444
•
In Europe: 31 20 547 2111
•
In Japan: 0120–421–345
Or use our Web link for information on contacting Agilent worldwide:
•
www.agilent.com/find/assist
Or contact your Agilent Technologies Representative.
Before shipping your instrument, ask the Agilent Technologies Service
Center to provide shipping instructions, including what components to
ship. Agilent recommends that you retain the original shipping carton for
use in such shipments.
To Provide Repair Information
If you are shipping the instrument to an Agilent Technologies office for
service or repair, call your nearest Agilent Technologies Sales Office to
make arrangements. Then tag and package the Agilent
53210A/53220A/53230A Counter for shipment.
Note there is an Express Repair/Performance Calibration Service for USA
customers if downtime is critical. You can receive your repaired counter via
overnight shipment. Just call 800-403-0801 and ask for Express
Repair/Performance Calibration Service. When your counter is repaired, it
will be returned via overnight shipment at no extra charge.
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1
Write the following information on a tag:
•
Owner’s name and address
•
Instrument model number
•
Complete serial number
•
Description of service required or failure indications
2
Attach the tag to the instrument.
3
Pack the instrument.
If you have the original packaging materials, refer to the following section
titled “To Pack in the Original Packaging Materials.” If the original
packaging materials are not available, you can order new materials
through an Agilent Technologies Sales Office. The new materials are
identical to those used by the factory when packaging the instrument. If
you want to use commercially available materials, refer to the section
titled “To Pack in Commercially Available Materials” on page 95.
To Pack in the Original Packaging Materials
Whenever possible, repack the instrument in its original packaging for
shipment. In any correspondence, refer to the instrument by the model
number and complete serial number.
•
Disconnect the power cord, probes, cables, or other accessories attached to the instrument.
•
Make sure the folded corrugated spacer (which normally contains the manuals) is in the box to ensure proper fitting.
•
Make sure one of the polystyrene blocks is in its proper position in the box.
•
Place the instrument, front panel end first, on the polystyrene
block.
•
Place the other polystyrene block on top of the rear end of the
instrument to secure it. Seal the shipping container securely.
•
Do not return the manuals with the instrument. Return an
accessory only when it is a part of the failure symptoms.
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To Pack in Commercially Available Materials
If the factory packaging materials are not available, you can use
commercially available materials for shipping.
•
Wrap the instrument in heavy paper or plastic.
•
Place the instrument in a strong shipping container.
–
A double-wall carton made of 350-lb. test material is adequate.
•
Protect the control panel with cardboard.
•
Add a layer of shock-absorbing material.
–
The shock-absorbing material should be 70 to 100 mm (3 to 4
inches) thick around all sides of the instrument to prevent
movement inside the container.
•
Seal the shipping container securely.
•
Mark the shipping container FRAGILE.
•
To obtain warranty, service, or technical support information
you can contact Agilent Technologies at one of the following
telephone numbers:
–
In the United States: (800) 829–4444
–
In Europe: 31 20 547 2111
–
In Japan: 0120–421–345
If you have questions relating to the operation of the Agilent 53210A,
53220A, or 53230A Counters, call 1-800-452-4844 in the United States,
or contact your nearest Agilent Technologies Sales Office as shown at the
front of this service guide.
Warranty
If your 53210A/53220A/53230A Counter fails within three years of
purchase, Agilent will either repair or replace it free of charge. Call 1-877447-7278 in the United
States (and ask for “Agilent Express”) or contact your local Agilent
Technologies Sales Office.
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About the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Calibration Menu
NOTE
If you are familiar with the information provided in this section,
proceed to the section titled “The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Calibration Procedures” on page 88 to calibrate your counter.
This section, “About the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Calibration Menu,” can be used as a reference. Your counter
should be calibrated at least once each year to maintain
specification accuracy.
Overview of the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A
Calibration Menu
The Calibration menu is accessed by pressing the Utility key and then the
Cal / AutoCal softkey. All of the calibration factors and security settings
are stored in non-volatile memory, and do not change when power has
been off or after a remote interface reset.
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A calibration security code feature allows you to enter a security code
(electronic key) to prevent accidental or unauthorized calibrations of the
counter. The security code is set to AT53210A, AT53220A or AT53230A
(corresponding to the model) when the counter is shipped from the factory.
If you change, and then forget, your security code, you can reset the
security code to a blank code by resetting all of the non-volatile memory to
a default state. (Refer to the Procedure “Resetting the Security Code to a
Null” on page 141 .) Then you can enter a new code.
The Calibration menu allows you to:
•
(Secure Code) - View/change the calibration security status of the
counter (Locked/Unlocked), or change/edit the secure password.
•
(Lock Cal) - Secures against calibration by entering the displayed
security code while the counter is unlocked.
•
(Unlock Cal) - Unlocks the counter for a new calibration by entering
the correct security code while the counter is locked.
•
(Perform Cal) - Initiates the counter’s calibration routines, which
allow you to:
–
(Cal Step) - Select the type of calibration (frequency or voltage):
(Osc) - Input the RF frequency for Channel 1 or Channel 2
frequency calibration.
(Positive Voltage) - Calibrate, with an operator applied
positive reference voltage, the internal DACs.
(Negative Voltage) - Calibrate, with an operator applied
negative reference voltage, the internal DACs.
(uWave) - Input the calibration frequencies for the 6 GHz
or 15 GHz microwave channel (Options 106 or 115).
(Perform Cal Step) - Initiate the selected calibration step.
•
(Measure Temp) - Reads and displays the current temperature and
also the temperature of the instrument during the last Auto-Cal.
•
(Auto Cal) - Performs an automatic calibration of the internal circuits
of the counter. Does not require any external inputs. Same as the IEE488.2 command *CAL?.
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NOTE
The Auto-Cal command is a subset of the routines executed in
Self-Test (*TST). It is recommended that a counter Self-Test be
performed before running any of the calibration routines. If the
Self-Test passes, the calibration(s) may continue. If the counter
fails the Self-Test, calibration should not be attempted until the
counter is repaired and passes Self-Test. Refer to
“Troubleshooting the Counter” on page 150 .
NOTE
It is not necessary to unlock the counter to perform Auto-Cal.
However, any signals routed to the Channel input connectors
should be turned off or disconnected. Also, see the CAUTION
below.
CAUTION
A successful ACAL will result in the automatic update of the
compensation factors that a previous ACAL has measured and
stored. Since ACAL changes these compensation factors, if there
is a case where the user is making a measurement (or a series of
sequential measurements) and doesn’t want these compensation
factors changed, the user may not want to run ACAL or Self Test.
To Get Help with the Calibration Menu Functions
1
Press and hold any one of the calibration softkeys.
2
A message will be displayed with context-sensitive Help
information.
•
NOTE
Calibrate help is available for the following:
•
how to calibrate
•
how to secure the calibration routines
•
how to change the security code
•
how to enter the Cal String
See Figure 2-3 for a summary of the front panel calibration
procedures.
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Connect Cal
Source to Channel
1 of counter.
Press Utility
key.
Press
Cal/Autocal
softkey.
Enter secure
code using
keys and knob.
No
Is Locked
softkey
visible?
Yes
Press Unlock
softkey.
Press Perform
Cal softkey.
No
Correct source
to be calibrated
shown on Cal
Step softkey?
Press Cal Step
softkey.
Yes
Press a softkey:
Oscil, PosVolt,
or NegVolt
Enter value of
source signal
using arrow keys
and knob.
Press Perform
Cal Step
softkey.
Yes
DONE:
Press
DONE:
Press
any keyany
tokey to
continue
continue
No
Calibration
Calibration
Succeeded?
Succeeded ?
No
Yes
See Service
See Service
Manual
Manual.
Figure 2-3. Calibration Procedure Summary
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To View the Calibration Menu and Security Status
From the Counter Front Panel
•
The Calibration Menu softkeys and pertinent “Calibrate
Information” are accessed by pressing the [Utility] key and then
the (Cal / AutoCal) softkey.
•
The display shows the following:
100
–
Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
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STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
counter.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
•
If “Unlock Cal” is displayed for the second softkey from the
left, the counter is locked against calibration. (See step 1.)
•
If “Lock Cal” is displayed for the second softkey from the left,
the counter is unlocked and ready for calibration.
To Lock The Counter Against Calibration
NOTE
When the counter security is locked to prevent unauthorized
calibration, the Unlock Cal softkey is available. When the counter
security is unlocked, the Lock Cal softkey replaces the Unlock
softkey.
Display softkey annunciators show:
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To Lock the Counter:
1
Using the front panel knob and right/left arrow keys, enter the
current (or a new) security code in the data entry area (see
Figures 2-1 and 2-2).
2
The characters available to use for the security code are
selectable by rotating the knob on the front panel for each
character position in the code:
•
A to Z, underline character, ( _ ), and 0 to 9.
NOTE
The first character in the code MUST be a letter (A to Z).
CAUTION
IMPORTANT! Be sure to write down the calibration security code
you enter before you lock the counter. Once the counter is locked,
there is no way on the counter to tell what the code is. However,
there is a procedure that can be used to reset the secure code to
null so that a new code can be entered. Refer to “Resetting the
Security Code to a Null” on page 141.
3
When the code data entry is what you want, press the Lock Cal
softkey to enter the data into the counter.
•
The data entry area and Secure Code areas change to all dash ( -- )
characters when the code is accepted.
•
The Lock Cal softkey changes to Unlock Cal.
•
The Cal Count is incremented only if a new secure code was entered.
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To Unlock The Counter For Calibration:
1
Press the Utility key, and then press the Cal/AutoCal softkey.
If Lock Cal is displayed, then the counter is already unlocked for
calibration, and the remaining steps are not applicable.
NOTE
Unlock For Calibration:
1
If Unlock Cal is displayed, use the counter front panel knob and the
appropriate left/right arrow keys to enter a valid security code into
the data entry field on the display (see Figures 2-1 and 2-2).
•
For example, if AT53210A was the security code set at the factory (for
a 53210A Counter), then enter AT53210A into the data entry field.
The code will repeat in the Secure Code line in the Calibrate
Information screen.
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2
Press the Unlock Cal softkey to complete the data entry.
•
If the code is valid, the Unlock Cal annunciator changes to Lock Cal to
show the data was accepted and the counter is now unlocked for
calibration.
–
•
The Cal Count is not incremented.
If “AT53210A” is NOT the correct security code, the counter will
display:
–
“Incorrect Security Code - Try Again”
To Change to a New Security Code
CAUTION
1
Unlock the counter by using the procedure described in the
previous section titled “To Unlock The Counter For Calibration”.
2
Enter a new security code and then press the Lock Cal softkey.
IMPORTANT! Be sure to write down the new calibration security
code you enter before you lock the counter. Once the counter is
locked, there is no way on the counter to tell what the code is.
However, there is a procedure that can be used to reset the secure
code to null so that a new code can be entered. Refer to “Resetting
the Security Code to a Null” on page 141 .
•
The data entry area and Secure Code areas change to all dash ( -- )
characters when the code is accepted.
•
The Cal Count is incremented and the Lock Cal softkey changes to the
Unlock Cal softkey.
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Calibration Procedures
Equipment Required
Table 2-1. Recommended Test Equipment For Calibration
Instrument
Required Characteristics
Recommended Model
10 MHz System Clock or
10 MHz ± 2.000E-12
Stanford Research
Systems CG635 or
equivalent
Primary Frequency Standard
(10 MHz House Standard)
Absolute accuracy >1 x 10-10
Stanford Research
Systems FS725 Rubidium
Timebase or equivalent
Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Microvolt accuracy
Agilent 34410A or
equivalent
Microwave Signal Generator
100 MHz to 15 GHz; Freq Accy
at 6 GHz and 15 GHz:
±10ppb; PW Accy: ±10%
Agilent E8257D-520-UNW
or equivalent
DC Power Supply
Adjustable to ± 5.000V
Agilent 6234A or
equivalent
RF Signal Generator
Type N(m)-to-BNC(f) Adapter
Agilent 1250-0780
SMA(m)-to-BNC(f) Adapter
Agilent 1250-1200
BNC-to-Dual Banana Plug
BNC(f) to banana plug(m)
Agilent E9637A or Newark
10M4161
50 Ohm Coaxial Cable with
BNC connectors (5)
BNC(m) to BNC(m), 48 inches
Agilent 10503A
3.5mm cables
DC-18 GHz, matched pair
Agilent 11500E
Coaxial BNC Tee Connector
1250-0781
Some of this equipment may no longer be available as new.
Use an equivalent model number.
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NOTE
Whenever possible, the counter should be calibrated with the
instrument oriented in the same physical direction in which it
will be used (i.e. flat, on one side, or front panel facing up).
Determine the Counter Firmware Version
•
Press the Help key, then the About softkey.
•
An information screen (Figure 2-4) is displayed that contains
the following items:
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–
Agilent Model Number
–
Instrument Serial Number
–
IP and GPIB addresses
–
Firmware Version (Format: x.xx - x.xx - xx - xx - xx)
–
Installed Options
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Figure 2-4. Information Screen
NOTE
If any number less than 01.08 is displayed as the number before
the first dash in the ‘Firmware:’ version, then refer to Chapter 6,
“Backdating” for any possible changes to these calibration
procedures for other firmware versions.
NOTE
If the counter’s firmware version is equal to or higher than 01.08,
then perform the procedures in this section.
NOTE
If Option 106 “6 GHz Microwave Input” is installed in your
counter and the “FW Rev” is (27.0), refer to “Procedure Changes”
on page 252 for information concerning the calibration procedure
for your counter.
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After completing a new calibration of the counter, be sure to
secure the stored calibration values by performing the procedure
in the section titled “To Lock The Counter Against Calibration” on
page 101.
NOTE
Calibration Cycle
The Calibration Cycle for the Agilent 53210A, 53220A, and 53230A
Counters is 1-year. The counter should be calibrated at least once every 12
months to ensure specification accuracy.
Calibration String:
The Cal String on the Calibrate Information page is operator-modifiable
and can be used to remotely enter any current or historical
data/information up to 40 characters long. The string may include the
characters A-Z, 0-9, and special characters like @, #, *, etc.
The CAL STRing can be entered remotely as follows:
•
Send CALibration:STRing “<string>” .
•
(Example:) output <address> ; CAL:STR “last cal 8-15-2010”
•
CALibration:STRing? reads the current cal string contents from the
counter:
–
“last cal 8-15-2010”
Internal Reference Oscillator Calibration
1
First, run the counter Self-Test as described in“Performing The
Counter Self-Test” on page 159. A successful self-test procedure
verifies that the counter is operational and ready for calibration.
2
Unlock the counter by performing the procedure “To Unlock The
Counter For Calibration:” on page 103. Key sequence:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / enter <code> / (Unlock Cal)
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Set up a low-jitter, low-noise, external frequency source, such as
the Stanford Research CG635, for a 10 MHz square wave at 1
Vpeak, 0 volts offset, 50% duty cycle.
If your source has an output enable feature, turn it ON.
NOTE
4
Connect the frequency source (Q or not Q output) to Channel 1 on
the counter front panel. See Figure 2-5.
CG 635
RF Signal
Generator
Figure 2-5. Oscillator Calibration Setup
5
Press the Utility key:
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
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Press the Cal / AutoCal softkey to display the calibrate options.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
•
The display shows:
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Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
counter.
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If “Unlock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is locked
against calibration. (See step 2.)
8
If “Lock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is unlocked
and ready for calibration.
•
9
Press the Perform Cal softkey:
•
10
The Perform Cal softkey becomes available.
The Cal Step softkey shows the last cal step that was selected:
Press the Cal Step softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
*
* Only displayed if Option 106 or Option 115 is installed.
11
Press the Oscil softkey.
•
NOTE
Display softkey annunciators show:
The data entry area will display the expected calibration
frequency (10.000 MHz).
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Press the Perform Cal Step softkey to enter the data into the
counter and initiate the reference oscillator calibration.
•
•
If the calibration step PASSES, after a few seconds the counter
momentarily displays:
–
“Calibration step succeeded.”
–
The Cal Count on the screen increments.
If the calibration step FAILS, after a few seconds the counter displays:
–
“Calibration step failed”
–
After several seconds, “Calibration step failed” is cleared.
–
The Cal Count does not increment.
If the calibration fails, the current calibration constants remain
unchanged.
NOTE
13
If the calibration fails (“Calibration step failed”), first verify the
input frequency is correct and the source output is connected and
turned on. Then, refer to the troubleshooting procedures on
page 150.
14
To check for error messages, refer to the “Remote Oscillator
Calibration Summary” below for information on how to read the
error message(s) from a remote computer.
NOTE
If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration.
NOTE
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
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Summary of Oscillator Calibration Procedure:
•
Input signal: This should be a clean square wave with a fast rise
time at 10 MHz, 1 Vp-p, 0V DC offset
•
Timebase: Any external timebase you provide is ignored during
calibration.
•
Verify signal input connections and that source output is ON.
•
Procedure: From the front-panel, the following key strokes initiate
the internal reference oscillator calibration:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step Oscil) / enter <Input
Freq> / (Perform Cal Step)
Remote Oscillator Calibration Summary:
•
Set timeout for PC to be greater than 20 seconds.
•
Connect calibration source to channel 1 (10.000 000 000 MHz).
•
Unlock security: CALibration:SECurity:STATe OFF, <code>
•
Read security state: CALibration:SECurity:STATe?
–
NOTE
0 means OFF or unlocked.
•
Send command to calibrate: “CALibration:VALue 10E6”.
•
Send query command: “CAL?”.
•
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
•
If non-zero value, read error queue: SYSTem:ERRor?
•
Read errors until no more errors.
•
Consult the Error Messages section starting on page 163 for what to
do after receiving a specific calibration error message.
For remote calibration, an Internal Reference Oscillator
calibration is automatically selected (over internal DAC
calibration) since the cal value of 10E6 is larger than the
acceptable DAC voltage range.
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An AutoCal is performed automatically after this calibration is
successfully completed.
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Voltage Calibration (Internal DACs)
The Calibration menu is accessed by pressing the Utility key and
then the Cal/AutoCal softkey.
NOTE
1
First, run the counter Self-Test as described under “Performing
The Counter Self-Test” on page 159. A successful self-test
procedure verifies that the counter is operational and ready for
calibration.
2
Unlock the counter by performing the procedure ““To Unlock The
Counter For Calibration:” on page 103. Key sequence:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / enter <code> / (Unlock Cal )
3
Set up an external, low-noise +/- DC voltage source, such as the
Agilent 6234A DC Power Supply, to output a voltage of +4.0 VDC.
Do not connect the output to the counter input connector until
instructed to do so.
The preferred voltage for optimum calibration accuracy is +4.096
Volts DC. However, if your power supply can not be set to that
specific value, set it as close to +4.0 VDC as possible (acceptable
range is 3-5 V). The entered value for calibration MUST be within
1.0 milliVolt of the actual voltage source output. It is suggested
that a BNC ‘T’ be connected to the power supply output to enable
a DMM to measure the voltage that will be applied to the counter.
NOTE
4
Press the Utility key and then the Cal/AutoCal softkey:
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•
The Calibration menu option softkeys are displayed:
•
The display shows:
–
Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
counter.
If “Unlock Cal” is displayed for a softkey, the firmware is locked
against calibration. (See step 2.)
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5
When “Lock Cal” is displayed for a softkey, the firmware is
unlocked and ready for calibration. The Perform Cal softkey then
becomes available.
6
Press the Perform Cal softkey.
•
7
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal Step softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
*
* Only displayed if Option 106 or 115 is installed.
8
Press the Pos Volt softkey. Softkeys change to:
•
Data entry display area reads 4.096 V (default) and is modifiable.
9
The value shown in the data entry area must equal the power
supply output voltage as measured by the DMM (+4.096 or +4.000).
Use the front panel knob and left/right arrow keys to enter the
value (± 1mV).
10
Connect the DC voltage source to Channel 1 on the counter front
panel as shown in Figure 2-6.
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DMM
DC
Voltage
Source
BNC
“T”
Figure 2-6. DC Voltage Source and DMM Connections
11
Press the Perform Cal Step softkey.
•
•
•
NOTE
If the calibration step PASSES, after a few seconds the counter
momentarily displays:
–
“Calibration step succeeded.”
–
The Cal Count on the screen will increment.
If the calibration step FAILS, after a few seconds the counter displays:
–
“Computed calibration correction factor out of range” and also
“Calibration step failed”.
–
After several seconds, “Calibration step failed” is cleared but
“Computed calibration correction factor out of range” remains.
–
The Cal Count does not update.
Press the Back - Local key to clear the “Computed calibration
correction factor out of range” message.
If the calibration fails, the current calibration constants remain
unchanged.
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If the correction factor is out of range, the entered voltage value
does not agree with the power supply output ± 1.0 mVolt. Correct
the mismatch and try again.
13
If the Positive Voltage calibration passes, repeat steps 3 through
13 using -4.096 VDC and Negative Voltage for the Cal Step selection.
14
If the calibration fails (“Calibration step failed”), first verify the
input voltage is correct (within 1.0 milliVolt) and the power
supply output is connected and turned on. Then, refer to the
troubleshooting procedures starting on page 150.
15
To check for error messages, refer to the “Summary of Internal
DAC Remote Calibration” below for information on how to read
the error message(s) from a remote computer.
If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration. (See website information on page 2 of this guide.)
NOTE
16
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult the “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
Summary of Internal DAC Calibration Procedure:
•
Input voltage: should have minimal peak-to-peak noise
•
Procedure: From the front-panel, the following key strokes initiate
the internal DAC calibration:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step Pos Volt) or (Neg Volt) /
enter <voltage> / (Perform Cal Step)
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Summary of Internal DAC Remote Calibration:
•
Set timeout for PC to be greater than 20 seconds.
•
Connect calibration voltage source to channel 1 (4.096 Volts DC).
•
Unlock security: CALibration:SECurity:STATe OFF, <code>
•
Read security state: CALibration:SECurity:STATe?
0 means OFF or unlocked.
•
Send the calibrate command: CALibration:VALue 4.096 (repeat
with CAL:VAL -4.096).
•
Send query command: CAL?.
•
Retrieve query result:
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
•
If non-zero value, read error queue: SYSTem:ERRor?
•
Read errors until no more errors.
•
Consult the “Error Messages” section starting on page 163 for what
to do after receiving a specific calibration error message.
NOTE
For a remote internal DAC calibration, DAC Cal is automatically
selected (over internal reference oscillator calibration) since the
cal value of 4.096 is smaller than the acceptable reference
oscillator frequency range.
NOTE
An AutoCal is performed automatically after this calibration is
successfully completed.
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Option 106 Microwave Channel Frequency Calibration
The following procedure should be performed when Option 106 (6 GHz
Microwave channel) with any Option 106 firmware revision other than
FW Rev 27 is installed as Channel 2 in a 53210A or Channel 3 in a
53220A or 53230A. See Chapter 6 “Backdating” for the procedure to
calibrate Option 106 with FW Rev 27. (Refer to “Determine the
Counter Firmware Version” on page 106.)
1
First, run the counter Self-Test as described under “Performing
The Counter Self-Test” on page 159. A successful self-test
procedure verifies that the counter is operational and ready for
calibration.
2
Unlock the counter by performing the procedure “To Unlock The
Counter For Calibration:” on page 103. Key sequence:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / enter <code> / (Unlock Cal)
3
Set up an external microwave frequency source for a 500 MHz
sine wave at -27 dBm. If the source has an ‘output enable’ feature,
turn it OFF at first (for the zero-calibration procedure).
4
Connect the microwave frequency source to Channel 3 on the
counter front panel. (Channel 2 for a 53210A.) See Figure 2-7.
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Source
Figure 2-7. Microwave Source Connection to Channel 3
5
Press the Utility key:
•
6
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal/AutoCal softkey to display the calibrate options.
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Display shows:
–
Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
counter.
7
If “Unlock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is locked
against calibration. (See step 2.)
8
If “Lock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is unlocked
and ready for calibration.
•
9
The Perform Cal softkey becomes available.
Press the Perform Cal softkey:
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10
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal Step softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
*
* Only displayed if Option 106 or 115 is installed.
11
Press the uWave softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
If your microwave source does not have an ‘output enable/disable’
feature, temporarily disconnect the cable from the microwave
input channel until after the zero-calibration is performed.
NOTE
12
Press the Perform Zero-Cal softkey to perform zero-calibration.
•
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After a few seconds, display momentarily shows:
13
Select the ‘output enable’ ON feature of the microwave source or
reconnect the cable to the counter, as appropriate.
14
Use the front panel knob and left/right arrow keys to enter the
value (500 MHz) as shown.
15
Press the Input Power softkey and enter the power level of the 500
MHz source as -27 dBm (actual input power at the counter must
be -27 dBm ± 0.5 dB).
16
Press the Perform Cal Step softkey to enter the data into the
counter and initiate the microwave oscillator calibration.
•
If the calibration step PASSES, after a few seconds the counter
momentarily displays “Calibration step succeeded.”
–
The internal calibration constants are updated.
–
The Cal Count on the screen will increment.
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Repeat steps 14 to 16 using each of the calibration frequencies
and power levels in Table 2-2 (total of 36 steps). For each
calibration step, set the source frequency and power accordingly.
Table 2-2. Option 106 Calibration Frequencies and Power Levels
NOTE
Test Point
Frequency
(MHz)
Power Level 1
Power Level 2
Power Level 3
1
500 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
2
1500 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
3
2500 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
4
3000 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
5
3500 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
6
4000 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
7
4500 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
8
5000 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
9
5250 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
10
5500 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
11
5750 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
12
6000 MHz
-27 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
18
If any calibration step FAILS, after several seconds the counter
displays “Calibration step failed” .
19
If the calibration fails (“Calibration step failed”), first verify the
input frequency and power are correct and the source output is
connected and turned on. Then, refer to “Troubleshooting the
Counter” starting on page 150.
If the calibration fails for any calibration point (including zerocal), the current calibration constants for that frequency and
power level, and the Cal Count, remain unchanged.
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To check for error messages, refer to the “Summary of Option
106 Remote Microwave Calibration” below for information on
how to read the error message(s) from a remote computer.
If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration.
NOTE
21
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
Summary of Option 106 Microwave Calibration Procedure:
•
Input signal: This should be a clean sine wave at each frequency and
power level, driving 50 termination.
•
Timebase: Any external timebase you provide is ignored during
calibration.
•
Verify signal input connections and source output is ON.
•
Procedure: From the front-panel, the following key strokes initiate
the microwave frequency channel calibration:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step uWave) / enter (Input
Freq) <frequency>
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step uWave) / enter (Input
Power) <power> / (Perform Cal Step)
Summary of Remote Option 106 Microwave Calibration :
•
Set timeout for PC to be greater than 20 seconds.
•
Unlock security: CALibration:SECurity:STATe OFF, <code>
•
Read security state: CALibration:SECurity:STATe?
–
0 means OFF or unlocked.
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•
Send zero-calibration command (one-time only):
–
Use: “CALibration:LEVel3? 0,0” for 53220A/53230A.
–
Use: “CALibration:LEVel2? 0,0” for 53210A.
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
•
Connect calibration source to channel 2 (53210A) or channel 3 (at 500
MHz, -27 dBm for Option 106).
•
Send command to calibrate: “CALibration:LEVel3? 500E6, -27”.
–
•
•
22
Use “CALibration:LEVel2? 500E6, -27” for 53210A.
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
If non-zero value, read error que: SYSTem:ERRor?
•
Read errors until no more errors.
•
Repeat as necessary for all values in Table 2-2.
•
Consult the “Error Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do
after receiving a specific calibration error message.
This concludes the Option 106 calibration procedure.
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Option 115 Microwave Channel Frequency Calibration
The following procedure should be performed when Option 115 (15 GHz
Microwave channel) with any Option 115 firmware revision is installed as
Channel 2 in a 53210A or Channel 3 in a 53220A or 53230A.
1
Press the following keys:
[Help] / (About)
2
The display shows:
3
Run the counter Self-Test as described under “Performing The
Counter Self-Test” on page 159. A successful self-test procedure
verifies that the counter is operational and ready for calibration.
4
Unlock the counter by performing the procedure “To Unlock The
Counter For Calibration:” on page 103. Key sequence:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / enter <code> / (Unlock Cal)
5
Set up an external microwave frequency source for a 300 MHz
sine wave at -21 dBm. If the source has an ‘output enable’ feature,
turn it OFF at first (for the zero-calibration procedure).
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6
Connect the microwave frequency source to Channel 3 on the
counter front panel. (Channel 2 for a 53210A.) See Figure 2-8.
Microwave
Source
Figure 2-8. Microwave Source Connection to Channel 3
7
Press the Utility key:
•
8
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal/AutoCal softkey to display the calibrate options.
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Display shows:
–
Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
counter.
9
If “Unlock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is locked
against calibration. (See step 2.)
10
If “Lock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is unlocked
and ready for calibration.
•
11
The Perform Cal softkey becomes available.
Press the Perform Cal softkey:
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12
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal Step softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
*
* Only displayed if Option 106 or 115 is installed.
13
Press the uWave softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
If your microwave source does not have an ‘output enable/disable’
feature, temporarily disconnect the cable from the microwave
input channel until after the zero-calibration is performed.
NOTE
14
Press the Perform Zero-Cal softkey to perform zero-calibration.
•
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After a few seconds, display momentarily shows:
15
Select the ‘output enable’ ON feature of the microwave source or
reconnect the cable to the counter, as appropriate.
16
Use the front panel knob and left/right arrow keys to enter the
value (300 MHz) as shown.
17
Press the Input Power softkey and enter the power level of the 300
MHz source as -21 dBm. (Actual input power at the counter must
be -21 dBm ± 0.5 dB. If necessary, verify with a power meter.)
18
Press the Perform Cal Step softkey to enter the data into the
counter and initiate the microwave oscillator calibration.
•
If the calibration step PASSES, after a few seconds the counter
momentarily displays “Calibration step succeeded.”
–
The internal calibration constants are updated.
–
The Cal Count on the screen will increment.
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Repeat steps 16 to 18 using each of the calibration frequencies
and power levels in Table 2-3 (total of 36 steps). For each
calibration step, set the source frequency and power accordingly.
Table 2-3. Option 115 Calibration Frequencies and Power Levels
NOTE
Test Point
Frequency
(MHz)
Power Level 1
Power Level 2
Power Level 3
1
300 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
2
1000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
3
3000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
4
5000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
5
7000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
6
9000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
7
10000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
8
11000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
9
12000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
10
13000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
11
14000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
12
15000 MHz
-21 dBm
-4 dBm
+10 dBm
20
If any calibration step FAILS, after several seconds the counter
displays “Calibration step failed” .
21
If the calibration fails (“Calibration step failed”), first verify the
input frequency and power are correct and the source output is
connected and turned on. Then, refer to “Troubleshooting the
Counter” on page 150.
If the calibration fails for any calibration point (including zerocal), the current calibration constants for that frequency and
power level, and the Cal Count, remain unchanged.
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To check for error messages, refer to the “Summary of Option
115 Remote Microwave Calibration” below for information on
how to read the error message(s) from a remote computer.
If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration.
NOTE
23
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
Summary of Option 115 Microwave Calibration Procedure:
•
Input signal: This should be a clean sine wave at each frequency and
power level, driving 50 termination.
•
Timebase: Any external timebase you provide is ignored during
calibration.
•
Verify signal input connections and source output is ON.
•
Procedure: From the front-panel, the following key strokes initiate
the microwave frequency channel calibration:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step uWave) / enter (Input
Freq) <frequency>
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step uWave) / enter (Input
Power) <power> / (Perform Cal Step)
Summary of Option 115 Remote Microwave Calibration :
•
Set timeout for PC to be greater than 20 seconds.
•
Unlock security: CALibration:SECurity:STATe OFF, <code>
•
Read security state: CALibration:SECurity:STATe?
–
•
0 means OFF or unlocked.
Send zero-calibration command (one-time only):
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–
Use: “CALibration:LEVel3? 0,0” for 53220A/53230A.
–
Use: “CALibration:LEVel2? 0,0” for 53210A.
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
•
Connect calibration source to channel 2 (53210A) or channel 3
(53220A or 53230A) at 300 MHz, -21 dBm for Option 115.
•
Send command to calibrate: “CALibration:LEVel3? 300E6, -21”.
–
•
24
Use “CALibration:LEVel2? 300E6, -21” for 53210A.
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
•
If non-zero value, read error que: SYSTem:ERRor?
•
Read errors until no more errors.
•
Repeat as necessary for all values in Table 2-3.
•
Consult the “Error Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do
after receiving a specific calibration error message.
This concludes the Option 115 calibration procedure.
Internal Auto-Calibration
No external inputs are required for running Auto-Calibration. AutoCalibration runs a select series of internal calibration routines using
internal standards and stores appropriate calibration constants for use in
subsequent measurements. This operation fine-tunes the current
calibration based on the internal temperature of the counter. If the autocalibration completes normally, the existing constants are replaced by the
new values obtained. If any one of the internal routines fails, all existing
constants remain the same.
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It is not necessary to unsecure the counter for auto-calibration. Auto-Cal
does not increase the Cal Count. Auto-Cal is also a subset of Self-Test, so
every time you perform a counter Self-Test you also perform an Auto-Cal.
It is not necessary to disconnect signal input cabling when performing
auto-calibration, but all input signals should be turned OFF.
It is recommended that Auto-Cal be performed frequently during
routine counter operation, especially if there has been an internal
ambient temperature change of 5o C or more since the last AutoCal. A good practice is to perform Auto-Cal at the beginning of a
new day of use, at an operator shift change, or other strategic
time. However, it may not be desirable to perform an Auto-Cal in
the middle of a series of measurements, since the cal constants are
updated each time Auto-Cal is performed.
NOTE
The current internal ambient temperature and the temperature at the
last Auto-Cal can be seen simultaneously using:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Measure Temp)
To Run AutoCalibration:
1
Press the Utility key and then the Cal / AutoCal softkey to display
the calibrate options.
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2
Press Auto Cal.
•
Display stops updating until auto-calibration is completed (several
seconds).
•
If the calibration is successful, the screen displays “Auto Calibration
succeeded”.
–
•
Cal Count is not updated, but the calibration constants ARE
updated.
If any one of the calibration routines fails, the screen displays “Auto
Calibration failed”.
When the auto-calibration completes, a pass/fail message will be
displayed. If the calibration failed, then the current calibration
constants remain unchanged.
NOTE
3
If the auto-calibration fails (“Auto-calibration failed”), first verify
any inputs connected to the counter are turned OFF. Then, refer
to the troubleshooting procedures starting on page 150 .
4
To check for error messages, refer to the “Summary of Remote
Auto-Calibration” below for information on how to read the
error message(s) from a remote computer.
If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration.
NOTE
5
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
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Summary of Auto-Calibration Procedure:
•
Procedure: From the front-panel, the following key strokes initiate
the auto-calibration:
–
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Auto Cal)
Summary of Remote Auto-Calibration:
•
Send command *CAL?. (Note use of the “*”)
•
Wait 10 seconds.
•
Retrieve query result:
•
–
0 indicates the auto-calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates auto-calibration FAILED.
If the retrieved value is non-zero, read error queue: SYSTem:ERRor?
–
•
Read errors until no more errors.
Consult the “Error Messages” section on page 163 for what to do
after receiving a specific calibration error message.
To View the Calibration Count
1
Press the Utility key and then press the Cal/AutoCal softkey.
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The display shows:
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–
Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
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Resetting the Security Code to a Null
In case a CAL Security Override is required at any time:
NOTE
•
Create a text file with the defined name “CalSecureOverride.txt” in an
external USB flash drive at the root directory. This file should be
empty.
•
Connect the USB drive to the counter front panel USB port.
Where USB usage is not allowed, FTP can be used to input the file
into the instrument.
•
Power the instrument off and back on.
–
•
At startup, the counter will detect the “CalSecureOverride.txt”
empty file on the USB flash drive and there will be a message on
the front panel display: “CAL Security Override file found. Turn
OFF CAL security?” which must be responded to within 10
seconds time.
If the operator responds to the message (by pressing the YES soft key),
the counter will turn OFF the CALibration SECurity STATe.
–
A front panel message “CAL Secure State is turned Off” will be
displayed.
•
As the Calibration secure state is now OFF (i.e.the counter has been
un-secured) the operator can enter a new Secure Code.
•
At this point, the operator can either turn the Calibration secure state
back ON or leave the box unsecured, as desired.
•
The “CalSecureOverride.txt” file is automatically erased from the
USB flash drive, regardless of the user action or non-action.
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Pre-Troubleshooting Information
This section contains the following pertinent troubleshooting
information:
•
Safety Considerations
•
Recommended Test Equipment
•
Repair Considerations
•
After Service Considerations
•
Assembly Identification and Location
Safety Considerations
Although this instrument has been designed in accordance with
international safety standards, this guide contains information,
cautions, and warnings which must be followed to ensure safe operation
and to maintain the instrument in a safe condition. Service instructions,
and adjustment procedures requiring removal of the instrument cover,
are for use by service-trained personnel only. To avoid dangerous
electric shock, do not perform any servicing or make any adjustments
with the cover removed, unless qualified to do so.
WARNING
BEFORE APPLYING AC POWER, THE INSTRUMENT AND ALL
PROTECTIVE EARTH TERMINALS, EXTENSION CORDS,
AUTO TRANSFORMERS, AND DEVICES CONNECTED TO THE
INSTRUMENT SHOULD BE CONNECTED TO A PROTECTIVE
EARTH GROUNDED SOCKET.
ANY INTERRUPTION OF THE PROTECTIVE GROUNDING
CONDUCTOR INSIDE OR OUTSIDE THE INSTRUMENT OR
DISCONNECTION OF THE PROTECTIVE EARTH TERMINAL
WILL CAUSE A POTENTIAL SHOCK HAZARD THAT COULD
RESULT IN PERSONAL INJURY. INTENTIONAL
INTERRUPTION IS PROHIBITED.
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NOTE
Any maintenance and repair of the opened instrument under
voltage should be avoided as much as possible and, if necessary,
should be carried out only by a skilled person who is aware of the
hazards involved (for example, fire and electric shock).
Recommended Test Equipment
NOTE
Test equipment recommended for testing and troubleshooting the
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counters is listed below.
Table 2-4. Recommended Equipment For Test and Troubleshooting
Instrument
Required Characteristics
Recommended Model
Microwave Signal Generator
100 MHz to 15 GHz
Agilent E8257D-520-UNW
RF Signal Generator
10 MHz ± 2.000E-12
Stanford Research
Systems CG635 or
equivalent
Primary Frequency Standard
(10 MHz House Standard)
Absolute accuracy >1 x 10-10
Stanford Research
Systems FS725 Rubidium
Timebase
DC Power Supply
Adjustable to ± 5.000V
Agilent 6234A or
equivalent
Digital Multimeter (DMM)
Microvolt accuracy
Agilent 34410A or
equivalent
Type N-to-BNC Connector
Agilent 1250-0780
BNC-to-Dual Banana Plug
BNC(f) to dual banana plug(m)
Agilent E9637A
50 Ohm Coaxial Cable with
BNC connectors
BNC(m) to BNC(m), 48 inches
Agilent 10503A
3.5mm cables
DC-18 GHz
Agilent 11500E
Coaxial BNC Tee Connector
NOTE
1250-0781
Substitute equipment may be used if it meets or exceeds the
required characteristics listed in Table 2-4.
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Repair Considerations
Electrostatic Discharge
Electronic components and assemblies in the Agilent 53210A, 53220A, or
53230A Counters can be permanently degraded or damaged by
electrostatic discharge. Observe the following precautions when servicing
the instrument:
1
ENSURE that static-sensitive devices or assemblies are serviced
at static-safe work stations providing proper grounding for
service personnel.
2
ENSURE that static-sensitive devices or assemblies are stored in
static shielding bags or containers.
3
DO NOT wear clothing subject to static-charge buildup, such as
wool or synthetic materials.
4
DO NOT remove an assembly or component from its static
shielding protection until you are ready to install it.
5
DO NOT handle components or assemblies in carpeted areas.
6
AVOID touching component leads. (Handle by packaging only.)
Surface Mount Repair
Surface mount components should only be removed using soldering irons
or desoldering stations expressly designed for surface mount components.
Use of conventional solder removal equipment will almost always result in
permanent damage to the printed circuit board and will void your Agilent
Technologies factory warranty. This paragraph is for information only.
The Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counters are not intended for
customer repair of the printed circuit boards in these instruments.
Disassembly and Reassembly Specifics
Refer to Chapter 3, “Replacing Assemblies,” in this guide for complete
disassembly and reassembly details, and Chapter 5, “Replaceable Parts,”
for the appropriate part number of a failed instrument part.
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After Service Considerations
Product Safety Checks
The following safety checks should be performed after any troubleshooting
and repair procedures have been completed to ensure the safe operation of
the instrument.
RESISTANCE CHECKS DESCRIBED IN THE FOLLOWING TEXT
REQUIRE THAT THE POWER CORD BE CONNECTED TO THE
INSTRUMENT AND THAT AC POWER BE DISCONNECTED.
BE SURE THAT THE POWER CORD IS NOT CONNECTED TO
POWER BEFORE PERFORMING ANY SAFETY CHECKS.
WARNING
NOTE
1
VISUAL INSPECTION. Visually inspect the interior of the instrument
for any signs of abnormal internally generated heat, such as discolored
printed circuit boards or components, damaged insulation, or evidence of
arcing. Determine and remedy the cause of any such condition.
2
GROUND CONTINUITY TEST. Plug the power cord into the rear-panel
power receptacle. (DO NOT connect the instrument to AC power at this
time.) Using a suitable ohmmeter or digital multimeter (DMM), check the
resistance from the instrument’s metallic connection (such as the rear
panel or BNC ground collar) to the ground pin on the power cord plug. The
reading must be less than 1. Flex the power cord while making this
measurement to determine whether intermittent discontinuities exist.
3
Check any indicated front- or rear-panel ground terminals marked, using
the above procedure.
INSULATION RESISTANCE TEST. Tie the line and neutral pins of the
power cord plug together. Measure the resistance from the instrument
enclosure (chassis) to the line and neutral pins of the power cord.
The minimum acceptable resistance is 2 M. Replace any component
which results in a failure.
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NOTE
Table 2-5, Figure 2-9 and Figure 2-10 show the replaceable
assemblies in the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A. Refer also to
Chapter 5 “Replaceable Parts” for other part numbers.
Table 2-5. Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Assembly Identification
Assembly Name #
Agilent Part No.
Motherboard
53210A
53210-66101 (standard timebase)
53210-66102 (high stability timebase)
53220A
53220-66101 (standard timebase)
53220-66102 (high stability timebase)
53230A
53220-66101 (standard timebase)
53220-66102 (high stability timebase)
Front Panel Display Board
53200-66502
Display
2090-0977
Real Time Clock Battery
1420-0356 (commercial CR2032)
Fan
33250-68501
Microwave Channel Input
Board
Customers must order:
Option 106 (6 GHz)
53200U-106 **
Option 115 (15 GHz)
53200U-115 **
AC Power Supply
p/o 53200-80002
DC Power Supply
Option 300
p/o 53200-80003 (Battery Charger Assembly)
1420-0909 (Battery, +12 volt DC)
Processor Board
*
GPIB Assembly
53200U-400 **
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# Refer to Chapter 6 “Backdating” for other information on the assemblies
inside your counter. Contact your local Agilent Technologies Service
Center for current information. Refer also to Chapter 5 “Replaceable
Parts” for other part numbers.
* Not customer-replaceable. Must return to Agilent Technologies for
replacement. (Firmware compatibility requirements.)
** These items are not obtainable through the Agilent Parts
Organization. If these parts are defective, the instrument may be sent to
Agilent for repair. As an alternative, you may order replacement parts as
retrofit options using the provided order number. See the preface for
information on contacting Agilent.
CAUTION
DO NOT swap the motherboard, the processor board, or the front
panel board from one instrument to another. These boards
contain model number and serial number information that
uniquely identifies a specific unit, and boards that are
mismatched to the instrument may result in problems with
performance, licensing, serviceability, importability/exportability
or warranty.
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REAR
GPIB
AC
Power
Supply
Motherboard
Option 106
(6 GHz)
or
Option 115
(15 GHz)
Front Panel Display
FRONT
Figure 2-9. Counter Top Internal View
NOTE
Option 300 (Internal DC battery assembly), if installed, is on top
of, and covers, the motherboard and Option 106/115 Assemblies.
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FRONT
Processor
Board
Motherboard
REAR
Figure 2-10. Bottom Internal View
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Troubleshooting the Counter
This section provides a brief check list of common failures. Before
troubleshooting or repairing the instrument, make sure the failure is in
the instrument rather than any external connections. Also make sure that
the instrument has been accurately calibrated within the last year.
The instrument’s circuits allow troubleshooting and repair to an assembly
level with basic test equipment.
Unit is Inoperative
•
Verify that the AC power cord is connected to the instrument and to
an AC power source.
•
Verify that the front-panel On/Standby switch has been pressed.
Unit Fails Self-Test
•
Ensure that all terminal connections (both front panel and rear panel
terminals) are removed while the self-test is performed.
Power Supply Check
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES ARE ON THE POWER SUPPLY
ASSEMBLY. ONLY SERVICE TRAINED AND QUALIFIED
PERSONNEL SHOULD PERFORM THE FOLLOWING
PROCEDURE.
WARNING
NOTE
1
Remove the power cord from the back of the instrument to
disconnect the counter from the power source.
2
Remove the cover as described in Chapter 3.
The AC Power Supply Assembly is internally fused for safety
reasons. It is assumed that if the internal fuses are blown, then
damage has occurred to the power supply which will make it
unreliable. Do not attempt to repair the power supply.
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3
Reconnect the counter to the power source.
•
NOTE
If unsure whether the fan is running, look at the fan blades on the
back of the counter to determine if the fan is running. On the low
speed, the fan is very quiet.
•
NOTE
The fan should begin to operate as soon as power is applied. The fan is
temperature-controlled and the fan speed (low-medium-high) will vary
with the internal temperature of the counter. If the internal battery
(Option 300) is installed and charging, the fan will be on high speed.
If the fan does not operate at all, check the power supply voltages as
described below. If all the voltages are good, replace the fan (part
number 33250-68501).If the +15V is missing, replace the AC Power
Supply Assembly (part number 0950-5175). If one or more of the other
voltages are bad, replace the motherboard.
Refer to Chapter 3, “Replacing Assemblies,” in this service guide
if you need to remove or replace an assembly. If either the AC
power supply assembly or the motherboard is replaced, perform
the appropriate calibration procedures in this chapter.
•
If the fan is operative, connect the negative lead of a voltmeter to the
chassis and verify that the voltages in Table 2-6 below match the
voltages measured at the test points on the Motherboard Assembly.
See Figure 2-11 below for the test point locations, as viewed from the
top of the counter.
CAUTION
BE CAREFUL to NOT short the positive lead of the voltmeter to
the chassis when probing at the testpoints on the Motherboard.
NOTE
If the internal battery (Option 300) is installed, it will be
necessary to remove it to access the test points. See Chapter 3
“Replacing Assemblies” for information on removing the battery.
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REAR
Test Points
Motherboard
J1000
FRONT
Figure 2-11. AC Power Supply Testpoint Locations on the Motherboard
Assembly (Top View, internal battery removed, test points visible.)
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Table 2-6 below lists the power supply voltages and their tolerances.
Table 2-6. DC Power Supply Voltages
4
Test Point
Voltage
Tolerance
T1000
+3.30 V
±0.250 V
T1001
+3.30V
±0.250 V
T1002
+5.00 V
______
T1003
+5.00 V
______
T1004
+2.50 V
±0.6 V
T1005
+1.20 V
______
T1006
-5.00 V
±1.2 V
T1007
+10.0 V
--------
J1000 (pins 1,2)
+15.0 V
--------
If the +15 V is bad or missing, replace the AC Power Supply (p/n
0950-2496).
5
If the +3.3 V or +5 V are bad or missing, the GPIB will likely fail.
6
If the +15 V is present, but one or more of the other voltages are
incorrect or missing, replace the motherboard.
7
After verifying the correct voltages, perform the counter Self-Test
as described on page 159.
Checking the Battery and Battery Charger
The Option 300 Internal DC Battery is a Lithium-Ion battery that, when
fully charged, provides +12 VDC voltage to the motherboard for normal
operation. When fully charged, the internal DC battery can power the
counter for approximately 3 hours with external AC power removed.
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Battery Operation
When AC power is applied to the counter, the +15 VDC from the counter’s
standard AC power supply is routed through the battery connector cable
and back to the motherboard, where several switching power supplies are
used to provide the other DC circuit voltages needed by the counter
measurement circuits (see Table 2-6 above).
When AC voltage is disconnected or lost from the counter, the battery (if
turned ON) applies its own approximately +10 VDC to +12 VDC to the
motherboard. This voltage is sufficient for the switching supplies to
continue operation.
Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding, follow all the ESD steps as outlined in “Do
This First” on page 171 of this service guide.
NOTE
1
Remove the instrument cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the illustrations in the section “To Remove
the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173 of this service guide.
NOTE
2
Remove the AC power cord from the counter and disconnect any
signal or interface cables present.
3
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
4
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
5
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
6
Move the Option 300 Internal Battery DC Power Assembly into its
service position as follows (refer to the procedure in “To Remove
the Internal DC Battery Assembly (Option 300)” on page 175 , as
needed):
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–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lock washers
holding the battery assembly to the left-hand side panel (as
viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the two side-overlapping tabs on the
left side of the battery assembly and separate the assembly
from the three large tabs holding it on the right side. Lay
the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis and
place the three small tabs (on the back side of the three
large tabs) into the three slots on the assembly deck. (See
Figure 2-12.)
J100
slots (3)
small tabs
large tabs
Figure 2-12. Battery folded in the service position
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Testing the battery
7
On the Battery assembly, push and hold the white test button on
the battery while observing the charge-level indicator. (See
Figure 2-13). The charge level should be at least 25% to be
functional. If the battery has been installed for over 24 hours with
counter AC power connected the entire time, the charge level
should be 75 to 100%. (Typically at least 25% after 1 hour charge.)
TEST
BUTTON
CHARGE
LEVEL
Figure 2-13. Test Button and Charge Indicator
8
With counter AC power still disconnected, use a DMM to measure
the DC voltage on the battery charging assembly 8-pin connector
(J100, still connected to the motherboard) from pins 5 & 6 to
ground.
•
9
Connect the AC power cord to the counter.
•
10
Both pins should read between +10 and +13 VDC.
The Power LED next to the counter Power switch should be off
(Standby mode).
Repeat step 8.
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•
Both pins 5 & 6 should read +15 VDC ± 0.2 VDC.
•
Pins 1 & 2 should also read +15 VDC ± 0.2 VDC. (AC Power supply output)
If the voltages in step 8 above are missing, or if there is no reading
on the battery charge level indicator in step 7, replace the battery
(p/n 1420-0909).
If the battery has been totally discharged for an extended period
of time, you can try charging it for 24 hours to see if it will take a
charge.
NOTE
12
If the voltages in step 10 are not +15 VDC, replace the Battery
Charging assembly (p/o 53200-80003).
Normal Battery Operation
When the Option 300 battery is installed, it is normally turned ON when
the counter is using AC power, as follows:
1
Press the Utility key and then the Battery Option softkey.
2
Press to select:
•
Battery: On (When battery is Off, it is disabled but still available.)
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3
NOTE
Check the battery charge level by pressing the Battery Level softkey.
•
Display shows (for example):
•
A battery icon and/or an AC power plug can be seen at the top righthand corner of the display, showing power connections and battery
charge level:
The battery should only be disabled (Off) when the counter is
being stored and unused for an extended period of time. This will
minimize battery drain.
When the battery is enabled and the counter is not connected to AC power,
the battery is discharged at approximately 30% of full initial capacity per
day. When the battery is disabled and not connected to AC power, the
battery is discharged at approximately 10% of full initial capacity per
month.
Batteries that are left fully discharged for 6-18 months may need to be
replaced.
Remote Battery Commands
The battery charge can be read from a remote computer by sending the
SCPI command: SYSTem:BATTery:LEVel? The charge level in % will
be returned.
The counter can be queried to see if it is presently using AC power or
battery power by sending the SCPI command:
SYSTem:BATTery:STATus? The command returns either AC or BATT.
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Performing The Counter Self-Test
1
To access the counter Self-Test, press:
–
2
[Utility] / (Instr Setup) / (Self Test)
When the Self Test softkey is pressed:
•
The display shows: Performing Self-Test. Please wait.
•
After several seconds, the display shows: Self-Test Passed.
NOTE
If the self-test fails, an error message will be displayed (“Self-Test
Failed.” To check for specific error messages, refer to the
“Summary of Remote Self-Test Verification” below for
information on how to read the error message(s) from a remote
computer.
NOTE
If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration.
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Summary of Remote Self-Test Verification
•
Send command *TST?
•
Wait 10 seconds.
•
Retrieve query result:
•
–
0 indicates the self-test PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates self-test FAILED.
If the retrieved value is non-zero, read error queue: SYSTem:ERRor?
–
Read errors until no more errors.
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
NOTE
To Determine the Counter Firmware Version
Older firmware versions may have known or unknown problems in the
code. Verify the firmware for your counter as follows:
1
Press the Help key, then the About softkey.
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2
An information screen is displayed that contains the following:
•
Agilent Model Number and counter Serial number
•
IP and GPIB addresses
•
Firmware Version (Format: x.xx - x.xx - xx - xx - xx)
•
Installed Options
MY50000125
NOTE
The serial number prefix for your counter is the first 5 character
positions in the serial number listed on the display (for example:
MY50000125). The counter serial number suffix (for example:
MY50000125) is the production number of the counter. The whole
number (MY50000125) is the actual serial number of the counter.
NOTE
If any number other than 01.07 or 01.08 is displayed as the number
before the first dash of the firmware version, then refer to Chapter
6, “Backdating” for any possible changes to the calibration
procedures for other firmware versions.
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NOTE
If the counter’s firmware version code is 01.07 or 01.08, then
perform the procedures in this section or contact Agilent
Technologies about obtaining a firmware upgrade. (Refer to
“Obtaining Repair Service (Worldwide)” on page 93.)
If the firmware is up-to-date and errors are still being reported, then
continue with the following procedure. Refer as necessary to “Error
Messages” starting on page 163.
Reseat the Boards
Power off the unit, disconnect the power cord, and remove the cover. Reseat the processor board, and the main board. Reinstall the cover,
reconnect the power cord and power up the unit. Look for any errors still
being reported after power-on.
Re-Run the Counter Self Test
Even if you ran the self-test previously, after reseating the boards the selftest should be run again. (Refer topage 159 .)
NOTE
After diagnosing an error or problem and isolating the failure to
an assembly, refer to Chapter 3, “Replacing Assemblies,” in this
service guide for assembly removal and replacement procedures.
NOTE
After replacing an assembly, perform the calibration procedures
in this chapter.
CAUTION
DO NOT swap the motherboard, the processor board, or the front
panel board from one instrument to another. These boards
contain model number and serial number information that
uniquely identifies a specific unit, and boards that are
mismatched to the instrument may result in problems with its
performance, licensing, serviceability, importability/exportability
or warranty. It is also likely that unpredictable error messages
could occur. (See “Error Messages” starting on page 163.)
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Error Messages
Error Messages
Some error messages may be caused by not having the latest firmware for
the counter. Before assuming there is a hardware failure, check the
firmware version in your counter and then contact Agilent using the
procedure at the front of this service guide to determine if you need to
update the firmware to a later version. Refer to “To Determine the Counter
Firmware Version” on page 160.
If the counter has the latest firmware, and the error message(s) repeat,
follow the recommended assembly replacement procedure.
The following error messages may appear during operation, calibration or
testing of the 53210A, 53220A, or 53230A Counters. Refer to the
appropriate category of error messages for problems you are experiencing
with your counter.
NOTE
When information follows an error message, (1) is the most likely
cause of the failure, and then (2), (3), etc. are the next most likely
causes (in that order). Replace the indicated failed assembly. See
Chapter 3 “Replacing Assemblies” and Chapter 5 “Replaceable
Parts”.
Command Errors (-100...)
These errors indicate operator errors. Refer to the User’s Guide for
information.
Execution Errors (-200...)
These errors (except for the following) indicate remote program command
errors. Refer to the SCPI Programmer’s Guide for information.
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Hardware Errors (-240, -241, -250...)
•
-240, “Hardware error; CPU board initialization failed”
–
•
-240, “Hardware error; no communicate with measurement hardware”
–
•
•
•
–
(1) 53200-66505 (Option 106) or 53200-66506 (Option 115);
–
(2) 532xx-66501 motherboard
-240, “Hardware error; channel 3 operation failed”
–
(1) 53200-66505 (Option 106) or 53200-66506 (Option 115);
–
(2) 532xx-66501 motherboard
-240, “Hardware error; measurement operation failed”
(1) GPIB, Internal Battery, or Channel 2/3 not installed
-250, “Mass storage error: file read/write error”
–
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(1) Remove the cover and check that the GPIB ribbon cable is fully
seated; (2) P0001-20001 GPIB board; (3) P0500-63001 processor
board; (4) 532xx-66501 motherboard
-241, “Hardware missing”
–
•
(1) 532xx-66501 motherboard; (2) 53200-66505 (Option 106) or
53200-66506 (Option 115)
-240, “Hardware error; GPIB interface failed”
–
•
(1) 532xx-66501 motherboard; (2) P0500-63001 processor board
-240, “Hardware error; cannot communicate with channel 3 hardware”
–
•
(1) incorrect firmware match for this model number. Contact
factory support to see if EEPROM U600 needs replacing (counter
must be returned to factory).
-240, “Hardware error; measurement hardware initialization failed”
–
•
(1) 532xx-66501 motherboard; (2) P0500-63001 processor board
-240, “Hardware error; failed to program measurement FGCA security
EEPROM”
–
•
(1) P0500-63001 processor board
(1) If USB, replace USB drive; (2) P0500-63001 Processor board
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Device-Specific Errors (-300..., +800)
These error messages can be either operator information only, or can
indicate a possible hardware failure.
•
-310, “System error; internal software error”
–
•
-310, “System error; software initialization failed”
–
•
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
-310, “System error; out of memory”
–
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
•
-311, “Internal software error”
•
-313, “Calibration memory lost”
–
•
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
-313, “Calibration memory lost; memory corruption detected”
–
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
•
-313, “Calibration memory lost; due to firmware revision change”
•
-314, “Save/recall memory lost; memory corruption detected”
–
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
•
-314, “Save/recall memory lost; due to firmware revision change”
•
-315, “Configuration memory lost; memory corruption detected”
–
(1) P0500-63001 Processor board
•
-315, “Configuration memory lost; due to firmware revision change”
•
-330, “Self-test failed”
•
-350, “Error queue overflow”
•
+800, “Nonvolatile memory write failure”
–
P0500-63001 processor board
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Query Errors (-400...)
These errors indicate licensing issues within the counter firmware. Refer
to the User’s Guide for information.
•
+600, “Internal licensing error”
•
+601, “License file corrupt or empty””
•
+602, “No valid licenses found for this instrument”
•
+603, “Some licenses could not be installed”
•
+604, “License not found”
Calibration Errors (700...)
The following errors indicate failures that may occur during a
calibration and which are usually caused by the operator or by
the external calibration source.
NOTE
If unable to determine the cause of a calibration error, run the
counter Self Test to determine the instrument status:
–
[Utility] / (Instr Setup) / (Self Test)
•
+701, “Calibration error; security defeated”
•
+702, “Calibration error; calibration memory is secured”
•
+703, “Calibration error; secure code provided was invalid”
•
+704, “Calibration error: secure code too long”
•
+705, “Calibration error; calibration aborted”
•
+706, “Calibration error: provided value out of range”
•
+707, “Calibration error: computed correction factor out of range”
•
+708, “Calibration error: signal measurement out of range”
•
+709, “Calibration error: no calibration for this function”
•
+710, “Calibration error: full scale correction out of range”
•
+711, “Calibration error: calibration string too long”
•
+712, “Calibration failed”
•
+720, “Auto-calibration failed; input signal detected”
•
+740, “Calibration data lost: secure state”
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•
+740, “Calibration information lost: count, security state, security
code, string”
•
+741, “Calibration data lost: string data”
•
+742, “Calibration sata lost: corrections”
•
+748, “Calibration memory write failure”
Self-Test Errors (901...)
Diagnosing the Faulty Assembly Using Self Test Errors 901 - 912
If the instrument reports self-test errors 901 - 912, this means the
processor board is unable to correctly program or communicate with the
FPGAs (programmable chips) on the main board. In this case, further
troubleshooting is required to determine where the fault lies. The
problem could be due to out of date firmware, unseated processor board or
main board, assembly failure or processor board failure.
The following errors indicate failures that may occur during a
Self Test:
•
+901, “Self Test failed; Autocal failure”
–
•
+902, “Self-test failed; Main CPU power supply out of range”
–
•
(1) RTC ‘coin’ battery (CR2032); (2) 53200-66502 front panel assy
+904, “Self-test failed; Main CPU error accessing boot env”
–
•
(1) 53200-66501 Motherboard
+903, “Self-test failed; Real time clock settings lost”
–
•
(1) 53200-66501 Motherboard
(1) P0500-63001 processor board
+905, “Self-test failed; Failed to read FPGA Rev”
–
(1) 53200-66501 Motherboard; (2) P0500-63001 processor board
•
+906, “Self-test failed; FPGA Rev is less than expected”
•
+907, “Self-test failed; PIC communication failure”
–
(1) 53200-66501 Motherboard; (2) Battery; (3) P0500-63001
processor board
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•
+908, “Self-test failed; Battery Failed”
–
•
+909, “Self-test failed; GPIB test Failed”
–
•
•
–
(1) 53200-66505 (Option 106) or 53200-66506 (Option 115);
–
(2) 532xx-66501 motherboard
+911, “Self-test failed; Front Panel revision check failed”
(1) 53200-66502 front panel; (2) P0500-63001 processor board
+912, “Self-test failed; Measurement board test failed”
–
168
(1) P0001-20001 GPIB board; (2) P0500-63001 processor board
+910, “Self-test failed; Channel 3 test failed”
–
•
(1) 1420-0909 battery; (2) 53200-66507 battery charger assy
(1) 53200-66501 Motherboard; (2) P0500-63001 processor board
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Replacing Assemblies
Disassembly and Reassembly
Chapter 3 Replacing Assemblies
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter contains the instructions for removing major assemblies in
the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counters. To install a new or repaired
assembly, reverse the removal instructions.
This chapter provides the following disassembly/reassembly procedures:
•
To Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel
•
To Remove the Internal DC Battery Assembly (Option
300)
•
To Remove the GPIB Assembly
•
To Remove a 6.0 GHz or 15.0 GHz Microwave Channel
Assembly (Options 106/115)
•
To Remove the Processor Board
•
To Remove the Front Panel Assembly
•
To Remove the Display Board, Keypads, and Window
•
To Remove the Motherboard
•
To Remove the AC Power Supply Assembly
CAUTION
Only open the counter at a Static-Safe Workstation to prevent
electro-static damage to the instrument. Do not replace
assemblies with the counter turned on or AC power connected to
the instrument. Damage to components can occur.
CAUTION
DO NOT swap the motherboard, the processor board, or the front
panel board from one instrument to another. These boards
contain model number and serial number information that
uniquely identifies a specific unit, and boards that are
mismatched to the instrument may result in problems with its
performance, licensing, serviceability, importability/exportability
or warranty.
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Tools Required
Tools Required
The following tools are required for these removal and replacement
procedures:
•
Hand TORX‚ 8 screwdriver (T8)
•
Hand TORX‚ 10 screwdriver (T10)
•
Hand TORX‚ 20 screwdriver (T20)
•
7-mm spin tight
•
14-mm deep-socket spin tight
•
1/4" spin tight
•
5/16" open end wrench
•
Static-Safe Workstation
Do This First
Before performing any of the removal and replacement procedures, the
following steps must be performed.
1
Turn counter off.
2
Remove AC line power cord from the rear AC line socket.
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES ARE ON THE POWER SUPPLY
ASSEMBLY. AFTER UNPLUGGING THE INSTRUMENT, WAIT AT
LEAST SIX MINUTES FOR THE CAPACITORS ON THE POWER
SUPPLY ASSEMBLY TO DISCHARGE BEFORE WORKING ON
THIS INSTRUMENT.
WARNING
3
Open up the counter only at a Static-Safe Workstation.
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Electrostatic Discharge
Electronic components and assemblies in the Agilent 53210A,
53220A, and 53230A Counters can be permanently degraded or
damaged by electrostatic discharge. Humans can accumulate
static electricity charges of several thousand volts on their skin or
clothes (harmless to them) but which can discharge through
sensitive semi-conductor circuits causing permanent damage. Use
the following precautions when installing or replacing
assemblies:
CAUTION
1
DO ensure that static-sensitive devices or assemblies are handled
only at a static-safe work station that provides proper grounding
for service personnel.
2
DO ensure that static-sensitive devices or assemblies are placed
or stored in static shielding bags or containers.
3
DO ensure that you are wearing a static-safe wristband that is
grounded to the mat and to earth ground.
4
DO NOT wear clothing subject to static-charge buildup, such as
wool or synthetic materials.
5
DO NOT remove an assembly or component from its static
shielding protection until you are ready to install it.
6
DO NOT handle components or assemblies in carpeted areas.
7
AVOID touching component leads. (Handle by packaging only.)
Surface Mount Repair
Surface mount components should only be removed using soldering irons
or desoldering stations expressly designed for surface mount components.
Use of conventional solder removal equipment will almost always result in
permanent damage to the printed circuit board and will void your Agilent
Technologies factory warranty. This instrument is not intended to be
repaired by replacing individual components, only assemblies.
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To Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel
To Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel
The following steps are for removing the cover and rear bezel. The cover is
removed to access the board and cable assemblies, and all other internal
parts.
WHEN THE COVER IS REMOVED FROM THE INSTRUMENT,
LINE VOLTAGES ARE EXPOSED WHICH ARE DANGEROUS AND
MAY CAUSE SERIOUS INJURY IF TOUCHED. DISCONNECT
POWER AND WAIT 6 MINUTES BEFORE STARTING.
WARNING
1
Turn off the counter and remove the power cord.
2
Remove the handle by rotating it to the vertical position and
pulling the ends outward as shown in Figure 3-1.
Figure 3-1. Handle Removal
3
To remove the rear bezel and cover, loosen the captive screws on
the sides as shown in Figure 3-2, using the TORX 20 screwdriver.
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To Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel
T20
T20
Figure 3-2. Rear Bezel And Cover Removal
4
With one hand gripping the front bezel, pull the rear bezel and
cover off with the other hand by sliding the cover backward.
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To Remove the Internal DC Battery Assembly (Option 300)
To Remove the Internal DC Battery
Assembly (Option 300)
1
Remove the cover and rear bezel from the counter as described
previously.
2
Remove the two T20 TORX screws from the left hand side of the
counter that secure the battery to the frame.
3
Lift upwards on the two tabs holding the battery assembly on top
of the left side panel and slide the battery assembly off the three
large tabs that hold it against the AC Power Supply Assembly.
4
Without disconnecting the battery charging cable, carefully turn
the battery assembly over on its back and insert the three smaller
tabs behind the large tabs into the three slots in the assembly.
(See Figure 3-3.)
5
Disconnect the Y-Cable (3 connectors) from the Option 300
Battery Assembly, then disconnect the digital cable.
6
Remove the Battery Assembly. If the battery is to be replaced,
remove the four T10 TORX screws holding the battery cover.
7
Lift the battery and its cover free of the battery connector. Push
the battery out of the aluminum cover. Insert the new battery in
the cover and re-install the battery into the charging assembly.
8
Re-install the new battery and/or charging assembly into the
counter by reversing the above procedure. Be sure to re-connect
the cables to the assembly, digital cable first.
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To Remove the Internal DC Battery Assembly (Option 300)
Three
Small
Tabs
Three
Large
Tabs
Figure 3-3. Battery Assembly Temporary Position For Service or
Removal
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To Remove the GPIB Assembly
To Remove the GPIB Assembly
1
Remove the cover and rear bezel from the counter as described
previously.
2
If installed, remove the Option 300 Internal DC Battery assembly
as described previously.
3
Carefully remove the ribbon cable from J1 on the GPIB printed
circuit board.
4
Using a 7mm spintite, remove the two hex screws securing the
GPIB assembly to the rear panel.
5
Remove the GPIB assembly from the counter.
6
To replace the GPIB assembly, reverse the above procedure.
Option 106 or 115
GPIB
Figure 3-4. Top View of Counter showing GPIB assembly
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To Remove a 6.0 GHz or 15.0 GHz Microwave Channel Assembly
(Options 106/115)
To Remove a 6.0 GHz or 15.0 GHz Microwave
Channel Assembly (Options 106/115)
1
Remove the cover and rear bezel from the counter as described
previously.
2
If installed, remove the Option 300 Internal DC Battery assembly
as described previously.
3
If installed, remove the GPIB assembly as described previously.
4
Remove the Option 106 or 115 Microwave Channel assembly as
follows:
a. Remove the two flathead screws on the left-hand aluminum
side panel that secure the aluminum bracket of the microwave
channel assembly to the side panel.
b. Using a 5/16" open-end wrench, loosen the semi-rigid coax
cable (at the assembly end of the cable) that connects the
assembly to the front or rear panel.
c. Remove the T20 TORX screw at the rear of the motherboard
that secures the channel assembly to the motherboard.
d. Lift up carefully on the microwave channel assembly and
disconnect the ribbon cable on the underside of the assembly.
e. Remove the assembly from the counter, being careful not to
damage any cables or components.
5
To replace the microwave assembly, use the following procedure.
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To Remove a 6.0 GHz or 15.0 GHz Microwave Channel Assembly
(Options 106/115)
Re-installing the Microwave Channel Assembly
CAUTION
When re-installing a microwave channel assembly, care must be
taken to not put undue stress on the semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
The front flange on the right-front of the microwave channel
assembly bracket must rest on the tab protruding from the front
panel (see Figure 3-5).
Front
Flange
Option
106 or
115
Figure 3-5. Front Flange Resting On Plastic Tab
1
Line up the semi-rigid SMA cable male connector and the
microwave channel assmbly SMA female edge connector, connect
them together and loosely tighten the SMA connector.
Be sure the flange on the front of the assembly remains positioned
over the tab on the front panel assembly.
NOTE
2
Re-install the T20 TORX screw, securing the rear flange on the
microwave channel bracket to the motherboard. Do not tighten
the screw all the way down at this time.
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To Remove a 6.0 GHz or 15.0 GHz Microwave Channel Assembly
(Options 106/115)
NOTE
(Front Panel Input Channel Connector) If the semi-rigid cable
connectors do not line up exactly without distorting the cable,
turn the chassis over and, through the open area provided, use a
5/16" wrench to loosen the SMA connector on the semi-rigid cable
where it connects to the front panel and gently re-position the
cable until it is positioned to connect the assembly to the front
panel, with no stress on either end of the semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
(Rear Panel Input Channel Connector) If the semi-rigid cable
connectors do not line up exactly without distorting the cable,
loosen the 5/16" nut on the outside rear panel SMA connector and
gently re-position the cable until it is positioned to connect the
assembly to the rear panel, with no stress on either end of the
semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
3
Use a 5/16" open-end wrench to secure the SMA connectors at each
end of the semi-rigid cable. Do not overtighten.
4
Install the two flathead screws through the holes in the left-hand
aluminum side panel into the embedded nuts on the bracket of
the Channel 2 assembly and tighten.
5
Tighten the T20 TORX screw.
After installing either the 6 GHz or the 15 GHz Microwave
Channel assembly, perform the calibration procedure in Chapter
2 for that assembly. For the 53210A Counter, the assembly is
Channel 2. For the 53220A and 53230A Counters, the assembly is
Channel 3.
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To Remove the Processor Board
To Remove the Processor Board
1
Remove the cover and rear bezel as described previously.
2
Turn the chassis upside down. On the bottom of the motherboard,
remove the T10 TORX screw that secures the smaller Processor
printed circuit board to the motherboard (see Figure 3-6).
Processor
Slot
T10
Motherboard
Figure 3-6. Processor PC Board
For re-assembly, note how the left rear corner of the Processor
board fits into its slot (above the small plastic standoff inside the
slot) to hold the board horizontal.
NOTE
3
Press the two tabs securing the edge connector of the Processor
board to release the board.
4
Remove the Processor board carefully from its connector and set
it aside in a safe location on the ESD mat.
5
To re-install the Processor board, reverse the above procedure.
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To Remove the Front Panel Assembly
To Remove the Front Panel Assembly
1
Remove the cover and rear bezel from the counter as described
previously.
2
If installed, remove the Option 300 Internal DC Battery assembly
as described previously.
3
If installed, remove the GPIB assembly as described previously.
4
If installed, remove the Option 106 or 115 Microwave Channel
assembly as described previously.
5
To remove the front rubber bumper, stretch a corner and then
slide it off as shown in Figure 3-7.
Figure 3-7. Front Rubber Bumper Removal
6
NOTE
Remove the front panel assembly as follows:
Read each instruction step in its entirety, while examining the
hardware and referring to the appropriate figure(s), before
proceeding with the step. This will acquaint you completely, in
advance, with the action to be performed. The actions in some
steps must be accomplished simultaneously to succeed. Read all
nearby NOTES carefully.
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To Remove the Front Panel Assembly
7
Turn the chassis upside down. Remove the smaller Processor
board from the motherboard as described previously (see Figure
3-6).
8
Remove the board carefully from its edge connector and set it
aside in a safe location on the ESD mat.
9
Turn the counter chassis upright and position the counter as
shown in Figure 3-8.
10
Remove the T20 TORX screw on the front left-hand side of the
motherboard as shown in Figure 3-8.
X
Y
T20
Motherboard
Figure 3-8. Front Panel Removal
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To Remove the Front Panel Assembly
The four standoffs on the aluminum side panels (two on each side,
front) secure the front panel into the four holes cut out on the
plastic sides of the front panel (two on each side). The next steps
free the standoffs from the holes so the front panel assembly can
be removed.
NOTE
11
With your right hand, press in on the plastic tab (X on Figure 3-8)
at the top left front of the front panel, while at the same time, use
your left hand to press in on the front of the left-hand aluminum
chassis side-panel, so that the front of the side-panel overlaps the
depressed tab and keeps it depressed. The left front standoffs
should now be free of their holes.
12
On the middle front right-hand side of the front panel, pull the
plastic tab (Y on Figure 3-8) carefully toward the rear of the
chassis and simultaneously press in on the right side panel of the
aluminum chassis until the front panel is partially released. The
right front standoffs should now be free of their holes.
At this point, the front panel is only held to the motherboard by
an edge connector.
NOTE
13
Using gentle pressure on both sides of the front panel, push the
front panel away from the motherboard to release the edge
connector and free the front panel completely.
The Lithium-Ion ’coin’ battery (CR2032) on the rear of the display
board may now be easily accessed and replaced, if necessary.
Symptoms of a discharged CR2032 battery needing replacement
are when the Real Time Clock does not maintain real time
correctly after the AC power cable is removed from the counter. If
Option 300 is installed, the Real Time Clock should continue to
update correctly even if the AC power cord is disconnected,
regardless of the charge status of the CR2032.
NOTE
14
To replace the front panel, reverse the above procedure.
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To Remove the Front Panel Assembly
To Remove the Display assembly From the Front Panel
1
The following procedure removes the display assembly from the
front panel.
2
Using a T8 TORX screwdriver, loosen the six T8 screws holding
the plastic cover over the rear of the display board. Carefully lift
the cover off (leaving the screws in their places) and set it aside.
3
The knob on the front panel is only pressed onto its rotor. It can
be removed by pulling gently on two sides.
4
Using a thin, non-sharp round tool, such as a folded-open metal
paperclip, slip one end of the clip under the bronze-colored
ribbon cable passing through a slot on the display board and
connected to J202. Gently force the ribbon cable end out of J202.
5
Remove the last T8 TORX screw holding the display board to the
front panel and carefully remove the display board.
6
To replace the display board with a new assembly, reverse the
above procedure. Be sure the ribbon cable is passed through the
slot and gets re-connected to J202.
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To Remove the Motherboard
To Remove the Motherboard
1
Remove the cover and rear bezel from the counter as described
previously.
2
If installed, remove the Option 300 Internal DC Battery assembly
as described previously.
3
If installed, remove the Option 106 or 115 Channel assembly as
described previously.
4
Remove the Processor board as described previously.
5
Remove the Front Panel assembly as described previously.
6
The following procedure completes the removal of the
motherboard:
a. Disconnect the two-wire (red/black) fan connector at the rightrear of the motherboard (J1201).
b. Disconnect the four-wire (2 red/2 black) power supply
connector at the right-front of the motherboard (J1000).
c. Using a 14mm deep socket, remove the lock nut and
lockwasher from the Ext Ref In and Gate In/Out BNC connectors
on the rear panel.
d. Remove the T20 TORX screw at the rear-center of the
motherboard.
e. Slide the motherboard forward until the three locking tabs
(two on the right side and one on the left side) are centered in
their locking slots. Lift the motherboard up away from the
tabs and slide it the rest of the way clear of the mainframe.
7
To replace the motherboard, reverse the above procedure.
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To Remove the AC Power Supply Assembly
To Remove the AC Power Supply Assembly
1
After the motherboard is removed, the AC Power Supply may now
be removed as follows:
2
Disconnect the power ground wire spade connector, the 3-pin AC
power-IN connector, and the 6-pin DC power-OUT connector from
the AC power supply.
3
Remove the T20 TORX screw holding the rear of the power supply
to the right hand side of the frame.
4
Slide the power supply assembly forward until the five locking
tabs clear their slots, and remove the power supply assembly.
5
To replace the AC Power Supply, reverse the above procedure.
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Retrofitting Options
Chapter 4 Retrofitting Options
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter provides the following retrofit procedures:
•
To Retrofit Ultra-High Stability Timebase (Option 010)
•
To Retrofit the GPIB Connector
•
To Retrofit the Internal Battery DC Power (Option 300)
•
To Retrofit the 53210A (Channel 1) or 53220A/53230A
Channels 1/2) Rear Panel Inputs (Option 201)
•
To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Front Panel Input
(Option 106 or Option 115, plus Front Panel Option 202)
•
To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Rear Panel Input, 6.0
GHz (Option 106) or 15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear
Panel Option 203
•
To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz
(Option 106) or 15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Front Panel
Option 202
•
To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz
(Option 106) or 15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel
Option 203
•
To Retrofit Option 150 (Pulse Microwave Measurements)
to the 53230A
Tools Required
The following tools may be needed for these retrofitting procedures:
•
Hand TORX‚ 8 screwdriver (T8)
•
Hand TORX‚ 10 screwdriver (T10)
•
Hand TORX‚ 20 screwdriver (T20)
•
7-mm spintight (GPIB connector screws)
•
14-mm deep-socket or deep spintight (TypeN and BNC connectors)
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•
1/4" spintight (Option 115 standoffs)
•
5/16" open-end wrench (SMA connectors)
•
Long-nose Pliers
•
3/16" or 1/4" wide medium slot screwdriver
Do This First
Before performing any of the retrofit procedures in Chapter 4, the
following steps must be performed.
NOTE
1
Turn Counter off.
2
Remove ac line power cord from the rear ac line socket.
HAZARDOUS VOLTAGES EXIST ON SOME INTERNAL
CIRCUITS OF THE COUNTER. AFTER DISCONNECTING THE
AC LINE POWER CORD, WAIT AT LEAST 6 MINUTES FOR THE
HIGH-VOLTAGE CAPACITORS TO DISCHARGE BEFORE
REMOVING THE COVER.
WARNING
3
Except for factory-installed Option 010 (Ultra-high stability
timebase) and Option 150 (Pulse microwave measurements),
disconnect the Option 300 internal battery, if installed, as
described in each retrofit procedure.
4
To prevent Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) damage to the counter,
place the counter on a static-safe mat that is grounded to earth
ground.
ESD damage caused by customer access to the internal circuits of
the counter without proper ESD protection may void the
instrument warranty.
CAUTION
5
Ensure that you are wearing a static-safe wristband that is
grounded to the mat and to earth ground.
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CAUTION
DO NOT swap the motherboard, the processor board, or the front
panel board from one instrument to another. These boards
contain model number and serial number information that
uniquely identifies a specific unit, and boards that are
mismatched to the instrument may result in problems with its
performance, licensing, serviceability, importability/exportability
or warranty.
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To Retrofit Ultra-High Stability Timebase (Option 010)
To Retrofit Ultra-High Stability
Timebase (Option 010)
NOTE
Retrofitting to Option 010 (Ultra-High Stability Timebase) must
be performed by technicians at an Agilent Technologies Service
Center. Refer to the list of Agilent Sales and Service offices in the
Appendix for the office closest to you.
NOTE
To order the Ultra-High Stability Option 010, you will need to
place an order with Agilent for 53200U-010 and identify which
counter you have (53210A, 53220A, or 53230A).
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To Retrofit the GPIB Connector
To Retrofit the GPIB Connector
GPIB Connector Parts (P/N 53200U-400)
Item
Agilent Part No.
Qty.
•
PC Board Assembly
P0001-63001
1
•
Ribbon Cable, 16-pin
53200-61601
1
•
7mm Hex-head standoff
0380-0644
2
•
Washer, lock
2190-0577
2
Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
CAUTION
1
Remove the cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the figures in the section titled “To Remove
the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two T20 TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
5
If installed, disconnect and move the Option 300 Internal Battery
DC Power Assembly out of the way as follows (refer to the figures
in “To Remove the Internal DC Battery Assembly (Option 300)” on
page 175, as needed):
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To Retrofit the GPIB Connector
–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lockwashers
holding the Option 300 assembly to the left-hand side panel
(as viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the left side of the assembly and
remove the assembly from the three large tabs holding it
on the right side. It is not necessary to disconnect the two
cables going to the assembly.
–
Lay the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis
and place the three small tabs on the back side of the three
large tabs into the three slots on the assembly deck.
GPIB Connector Installation Procedure
1
Remove the GPIB Cover Plate using a T20 TORX screwdriver.
2
Insert the GPIB Connector through the connector hole on the
rear panel.
3
Use a 7mm spin-tite to install the two supplied Hex-head standoffs
and lock washers. Tighten the two standoffs securely (do not overtighten).
4
Connect one end of the supplied 16-pin ribbon cable to connector
J901 on the motherboard chassis.
Be sure the non-insulated side of the pins on the cable is facing
the pins in the motherboard connector to provide electrical
contact.
NOTE
5
Connect the other end of the ribbon cable to J1 on the GPIB
printed circuit assembly.
6
Re-install the Option 300 Internal Battery DC Power Assembly (if
removed). Be sure the cables are connected.
7
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure
(Preliminary Steps 1-4), in reverse.
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To Retrofit the Internal Battery DC Power (Option 300)
To Retrofit the Internal Battery DC
Power (Option 300)
Option 300 DC Power Input Assembly Parts
Item
Agilent Part No. Qty.
•
Battery charger PCB Assembly
53200-66507
1
•
Battery
1420-0909
1
•
Y-Cable
53200-61602
1
•
Ribbon cable, 6-pin
53200-61603
1
•
Deck
53200-00601
1
•
Cover
53200-00602
1
•
TORX 10 screws
0515-0430
7
•
TORX 20 screws
0515-0433
2
Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
CAUTION
1
Remove the cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the figures in the section titled ““To Remove
the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173” of this guide.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, remove the two T20 TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
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To Retrofit the Internal Battery DC Power (Option 300)
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
Battery Assembly Installation Procedure
1
Using a medium slot-head screwdriver, gently push back the 4-pin
connector lock tab on the motherboard end of the jumper cable
that connects between the Motherboard (J1000) and the
PowerSupply board (J2). Refer to Figures 4-1 and 4-2.
J1000
Tab
Figure 4-1. Connector Locking Tab
2
Gently move the cable 4-pin connector side-to-side while pulling
upward on the cable connector until the jumper cable is free from
the motherboard.
3
Repeat steps 1 and 2 for the other end of the jumper cable where
it connects to the AC power supply assembly (6-pin connector) on
the side wall of the instrument. See Figure 4-2. Set the jumper
cable aside in a safe location in case it is needed in the future.
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J1200
J1000
Figure 4-2. Jumper Cable Installed
4
Next, connect the 6-pin connector on the supplied Y-cable
assembly (Figure 4-3) to the AC power supply 6-pin connector, and
then connect the 4-pin connector on the cable to the motherboard
4-pin connector where the jumper cable was removed in step 2.
5
Be sure the locking tabs on the PC board connectors lock the
cable connectors at each end, preventing the cable connectors
from working loose on their own.
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Digital Cable
Y-Cable
Figure 4-3. Digital and Y-Cables.
6
Connect one end of the supplied (digital) 6-pin ribbon cable
(Figure 4-3) to the 6-pin connector J1200 (next to the 4-pin
connector J1000 on the motherboard).
7
Push and hold the white test button on the battery while
observing the charge-level indicator (Figure 4-4). The charge level
should be at least 25%. It should charge to between 75% and 100%
after installation when AC power is applied to the counter.
TEST
BUTTON
CHARGE
LEVEL
Figure 4-4. Test Button and Charge Indicator
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8
Set the Battery assembly on its back on the right-hand side of the
chassis and insert the three small plastic tabs on the chassis into
the three slots on the assembly deck. Now, first connect the digital
cable (just installed) to the battery charger assembly 6-pin (J101)
PC board connector. Next, connect the 8-pin cable to (J100). (See
Figure 4-5.)
Be sure the lock tabs on the PC board connectors lock the cable
connectors at their ends, preventing the cable connectors from
working loose on their own.
NOTE
J101
J100
Figure 4-5. Battery Assembly Connectors
9
Move the whole assembly from the three small tabs and insert the
three large tabs on the plastic AC power supply cover into the
three slots on the battery assembly deck shown in Figure 4-6.
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10
Press the opposite side of the battery assembly down until the two
tabs on the battery assembly deck rest in the the cutouts of the
chassis side panel.
3 Tabs
Cutouts
Figure 4-6. Battery Assembly Held By Three Small Tabs
11
Install the supplied TORX T20 screws and lockwashers (2 each)
through the provided chassis holes into the imbedded nuts in the
battery deck and secure.
12
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure
(Preliminary Steps 1 through 4), in reverse.
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To Retrofit the 53210A (Channel 1) or 53220A/53230A (Channels 1/2)
Rear Panel Inputs (Option 201)
To Retrofit the 53210A (Channel 1) or
53220A/53230A (Channels 1/2) Rear Panel
Inputs (Option 201)
Option 201 Rear Panel Channel 1/2 Parts
Item
Agilent Part No.
Qty.
•
RF Input Cable
53200-61611
2
•
Cable Clamp
1400-0116
4
•
Lock Washer
2190-0699
2
•
Hex Nut
2940-0256
2
Each single channel uses half of the listed quantities.
NOTE
Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
NOTE
1
Remove the instrument cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the illustrations in the section titled “To
Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173 of this guide.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two T20 TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
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Rear Panel Inputs (Option 201)
5
6
If installed, disconnect and move the Option 300 Internal Battery
DC Power Assembly out of the way as follows (refer to the figures
in "To Remove the Internal Battery DC Power Assembly" in
Chapter 3, as needed):
–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lockwashers
holding the Option 300 assembly to the left-hand side panel
(as viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the left side of the assembly and
separate the assembly from the three large tabs holding it
on the right side.
–
Lay the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis
and place the three small tabs (on the back side of the
three large tabs) into the three slots on the assembly deck.
Disconnect the two cables going to the assembly.
If installed, move the Option 106/115 channel 2 assembly (53210A)
or channel 3 assembly (53220A/53230A) out of the way as follows
(refer to the figures in "Removing the Option 106/115 Assembly" in
Chapter 3, as needed):
–
Remove the T20 TORX screw and lockwasher at the rear
end of the Option 106/115 aluminum deck.
–
Remove the two flathead screws that secure the assembly
to the side panel.
–
Using a 5/16" open end wrench, loosen the SMA connector
on the end of the semi-rigid cable that is connected to the
PC board.
–
Slide the Option 106/115 assembly to the rear of the chassis,
as necessary, to expose the two gold-connectors at the
front of the motherboard near the front panel (J101 and
J201).
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Rear Panel Inputs (Option 201)
Channels 1/2 Rear Panel Retrofit Procedure
1
For each of the channels being added, proceed as follows:
Channel 1 only for the 53210A, or Channels 1 and 2 for the
53220A/53230A.
NOTE
2
Connect the gold-colored push-on connector end of the supplied
RF cable to the appropriate connector on the motherboard close
to the front panel. (J201 is on the left.) Refer to Figure 4-7.
3
Channel 1 connects to J101 and Channel 2 connects to J201 on the
motherboard. If both channels 1 and 2 are being installed, the
cables will cross between the rear panel and the motherboard.
Rear
Panel
Front Panel
J201
Figure 4-7. Option 201 Rear Input Channels 1 and 2
4
If it was necessary to move an installed Option 106/115 assembly,
re-install it now. The Option 201 cables will go over the top of the
Option 106/115 assembly but under the Option 300 assembly (if
these are installed).
The performance of the option 106/115 must be re-verified after it
has been re-installed.
NOTE
5
Remove the rear panel plug(s) for the Channel(s) being installed.
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Rear Panel Inputs (Option 201)
6
Insert the BNC connector end of the RF cable (over the top of the
Option 106/115 assembly) through the appropriate channel cutout
hole in the rear panel.
7
Using a 14 mm deep-socket or spintite, secure the connector with
the included hex nut and lockwasher (do not overtighten).
8
If necessary, repeat steps 2 through 7 for Channel 2.
9
Install the supplied cable clamp(s) as shown in Figure 4-7.
When Option 201 is installed (Channels 1 and 2 rear panel BNC
connectors), the front panel connector performance for RF
Channels 1 and 2 is not specified. The rear panel connector for
each channel IS specified according to the information in Chapter
7 "Specifications".
NOTE
10
If the Option 300 Internal Battery was removed at the beginning
of this procedure, re-install it now. Be sure to re-connect the
cables.
11
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure
(Preliminary Steps 1-4), in reverse.
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Option 115, plus Front Panel Option 202)
To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Front
Panel Input (Option 106 or Option 115,
plus Front Panel Option 202)
Option 106/115 Channel 2 Parts
Item
Agilent Part No.
Qty.
•
6.0 GHz Assembly (Option 106)
53200-66505
1
•
15.0 GHz Assembly (Option 115)
53200-66506
1
•
Ribbon Cable, 40-pin
53200-61605
1
•
Labels, 6 GHz
53200-84301
2
•
Labels, 15 GHz
53200-84302
2
•
Standoff (Option 115 only)
0380-5091
2
•
Bracket, Aluminum
53200-00603
1
•
TORX 10 screws
0515-0430
4
•
Screws, Flathead
0515-1946
2
•
Screw (Option 115 only)
0515-3131
12
Option 202 Front Panel Channel 2 Parts
Item
NOTE
Agilent Part No.
Qty.
•
TypeN-to-SMA Connector-Adapter
E4418-20009
1
•
RF Cable, Front, SMA Semi-rigid
53200-61604
1
•
Washer Plate (with "LIFT" tab)
E4418-00016
1
•
14mm Hex Nut
2950-0132
1
•
Hole Plug
6960-0076
1
After the installation of Option 106 or 115, a complete Microwave
Frequency Calibration must be performed. Refer to Chapter 2 for
the procedure.
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To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Front Panel Input (Option 106 or
Option 115, plus Front Panel Option 202)
Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
CAUTION
1
Remove the instrument cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the illustrations in the section titled “To
Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173 of this guide.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two T20 TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
5
If installed, disconnect and move the Option 300 Internal Battery
DC Power Assembly out of the way as follows (refer to the figures
in "Removing the Internal Battery DC Power Assembly" in
Chapter 3, as needed):
–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lockwashers
holding the Option 300 assembly to the left-hand side panel
(as viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the left side of the assembly and
separate the assembly from the three large tabs holding it
on the right side.
–
Lay the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis
and place the three small tabs (on the back side of the
three large tabs) into the three slots on the assembly deck.
Disconnect the two cables going to the assembly.
–
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6
NOTE
Assemble the parts in the Option 106/115 package as follows:
Refer as necessary to Figure 4-8.
–
If Option 115 is being installed, insert and tighten the two
supplied standoffs (using a 1/4" spintite) in the two middle
holes closest to the rear flange of the Channel 2 assembly
(Front Panel Option 202 only).
–
Position the PC board over the aluminum bracket so that
the SMA edge connector is pointed toward the front flange
(without the hole) and sits on top of the standoffs.
–
Install 4 (Option 106) or 6 (Option 115) T10 TORX screws to
secure the PC board to the aluminum deck.
Front
Flange
Aluminum Deck
Rear
Flange
Semi-Rigid
Cable Position
Figure 4-8. 53210A Channel 2 Front Panel Option 106/202
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Channel 2 Front Panel Retrofit Procedure (53210A)
1
Remove the front panel assembly as follows:
Read each instruction step in its entirety, while examining the
hardware and referring to the appropriate figure(s), before
proceeding with the step. This will acquaint you completely, in
advance, with the action to be performed. The actions in some
steps must be accomplished simultaneously to succeed. Read all
nearby NOTES carefully.
NOTE
2
Turn the chassis upside down. On the bottom of the motherboard,
remove the T10 TORX screw that secures the smaller Processor
board to the motherboard (see Figure 4-9).
Front
Panel
T10
Screw
Processor
Motherboard
Figure 4-9. Processor Printed Circuit Board
3
Note how the left rear corner of the processor board fits into its
slot (above the small plastic standoff inside the slot) to hold the
board horizontal. Press the two tabs securing the edge connector
of the processor board to release the board.
4
Remove the processor board carefully from its connector and set
it aside in a safe location on the ESD mat.
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5
Turn the counter chassis upright and position the counter as
shown in Figure 4-10.
6
Remove the T20 TORX screw on the front left-hand side of the
motherboard as shown in Figure 4-10.
The four standoffs on the aluminum side panels (two on each side,
front) secure the front panel into the four holes cut out on the
plastic sides of the front panel (two on each side). The next steps
free the standoffs from the holes so the front panel can be
removed.
NOTE
X
T20
Y
Figure 4-10. T20 TORX Screw on Motherboard
7
With your right hand, press in on the plastic tab (X on Figure 4-10)
at the top left front of the front panel, while at the same time, use
your left hand to press in on the front of the left-hand aluminum
chassis side-panel, so that the front of the side-panel overlaps the
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depressed tab and keeps it depressed. The left front standoffs
should now be free of their holes.
8
On the middle front right-hand side of the front panel, pull the
plastic tab (Y on Figure 4-10) carefully toward the rear of the
chassis and simultaneously press in the right side panel of the
aluminum chassis until the front panel is partially released. The
right front standoffs should now be free of their holes.
At this point, the front panel is only held to the motherboard by
an edge connector.
NOTE
9
Using gentle pressure on both sides of the front panel, push the
front panel away from the motherboard to release the edge
connector and free the front panel completely.
10
Insert the typeN-to-SMA connector-adapter into the Channel 2
hole on the front panel (remove the hole-plug, if necessary), so
that the typeN connector is on the front side of the front panel.
11
On the back side of the connector-adapter, place the washer plate
and the 14mm hex nut over the SMA connector and secure. See
Figure 4-11.
12
Make sure the word "LIFT" is visible on the washer-plate and that
the "LIFT" tab on the washer-plate is not underneath the hex nut.
CONNECTOR
ADAPTER
LIFT
TAB
14mm HEX NUT
WASHER
PLATE
Figure 4-11. Connector-Adapter Installation
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13
Pull up slightly on the "LIFT" tab on the washer-plate so that the
tab blocks the hex nut from coming unscrewed after installation.
14
Connect the supplied semi-rigid cable to the SMA connector on
the connector-adapter. Finger-tighten the connector so that the
cable is positioned to connect to the Channel 3 assembly as shown
in Figures 4-8 and 4-12. Do not tighten the nut with a wrench yet.
Semi-Rigid
Cable
Position
Front Flange
Figure 4-12. Semi-rigid Cable Position
15
NOTE
Re-install the front panel as follows:
Carefully guide the semi-rigid cable into the chassis through the
opening provided while installing the front panel onto the
motherboard.
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16
Line up the edge connector pins on the motherboard with the
edge connector on the front panel and carefully press the front
panel onto the motherboard.
NOTE
The four standoffs on the aluminum side panels (two on each side)
must lock into the four holes cut out on the plastic sides of the
front panel (two on each side).
NOTE
Be sure that the right-hand side tab (see step 8 above) locks the
side panel in place. It may be necessary to gently press outward
on the right-hand side panel until the tab locks into place.
17
Re-install the T20 TORX screw removed in step 6 above.
18
Re-install the processor board on the underside of the
motherboard (removed in steps 2-4 above) as follows (refer to
Figure 4-9):
–
Insert the rear left-hand corner of the PC board in the
horizontal slot (as viewed from above) and then line up the
edge connector pins on the PC board with the edge
connector on the underside of the front panel.
Verify that the processor board is parallel horizontally with the
motherboard. The rear left-hand corner must sit on top of the
small standoff inside the slot.
NOTE
–
Press in carefully on the rear edge of the PC board until
the edge connector tabs lock into place.
–
Install the T10 TORX screw through the hole in the P500
board into the standoff on the motherboard (screw
removed in step 2 above).
19
Turn the chassis upright. Install the Option 106 or 115 Channel 2
assembly as follows:
20
Remove the T20 TORX screw at the rear of the motherboard.
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21
Connect one end of the supplied 40-pin ribbon cable to J900 on the
motherboard. Connect the other end to J401 on the underside of
the Channel 2 assembly.
22
Set the Channel 2 assembly down on top of the motherboard so
that the female SMA edge connector is near the male SMA
connector of the semi-rigid cable installed on the front panel
assembly (see Figure 4-13).
The front flange on the right-front of the Channel 2 assembly
bracket must rest on the tab protruding from the front panel (see
Figure 4-13).
NOTE
Front
Flange
Option 106
or 115
Figure 4-13. Front Flange Resting On Plastic Tab
23
Line up the semi-rigid SMA cable male connector and the Channel
2 assmbly SMA female edge connector, connect them together and
loosely tighten the SMA connector.
Be sure the flange on the front of the Channel 2 assembly remains
positioned over the tab on the front panel assembly.
NOTE
24
Re-install the T20 TORX screw removed in step 19 above, securing
the rear flange on the Channel 2 bracket to the motherboard with
the screw. Do not tighten the screw all the way down at this time.
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If necessary, turn the chassis over and, through the open area
provided, loosen the SMA connector on the semi-rigid cable where
it connects to the front panel and gently re-position the cable
until it is positioned to connect the assembly to the front panel,
with no stress on the semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
25
Use a 5/16" open-end wrench to secure the two SMA connectors at
each end of the semi-rigid cable. Do not overtighten.
26
Install the two supplied flathead screws through the holes in the
left-hand aluminum side panel into the embedded nuts on the
bracket of the Channel 2 assembly.
27
Tighten the T20 TORX screw (step 23 above).
28
If removed previously, re-install the Option 300 Internal Battery
Assembly. Be sure to re-connect the cables.
29
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure
(Preliminary Steps 1-4), in reverse.
30
Attach the supplied Option 106 or 115 label alongside the front
panel typeN connector in the depression provided.
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To Retrofit the 53210A Channel 2 Rear Panel
Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or 15.0 GHz
(Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
Option 106/115 Channel 2 Parts
Item
Agilent Part No.
Qty.
•
6.0 GHz Assembly (Option 106)
53200-66505
1
•
15.0 GHz Assembly (Option 115)
53200-66506
1
•
Ribbon Cable, 40-pin
53200-61605
1
•
Labels, 6 GHz
53200-84301
2
•
Labels, 15 GHz
53200-84302
2
•
Standoff (Option 115 only)
0380-5091
2
•
Bracket, Aluminum
53200-00603
1
•
TORX 10 screws
0515-0430
4
•
Screws, Flathead
0515-1946
2
•
Screw (Option 115 only)
0515-3131
12
Option 203 Rear Panel Channel 2 Parts
Item
NOTE
Agilent Part No.
Qty.
•
RF Cable, Rear, SMA Semi-rigid
53200-61606
1
•
Retainer
53200-40002
1
•
Hole Plug
53200-40001
1
•
Screw, Self-tapping
0515-5220
1
After the installation of Option 106 or 115, a complete Microwave
Frequency Calibration must be performed. Refer to Chapter 2 for
the procedure.
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Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
CAUTION
1
Remove the instrument cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the illustrations in the section titled “To
Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173 of this guide.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two T20 TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
5
If installed, move the Option 300 Internal Battery DC Power
Assembly out of the way as follows (refer to the figures in "To
Remove the Internal Battery DC Power Assembly" in Chapter 3, as
needed):
–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lockwashers
holding the Option 300 assembly to the left-hand side panel
(as viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the left side of the assembly and
separate the assembly from the three large tabs holding it
on the right side.
–
Lay the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis
and place the three small tabs on the back side of the three
large tabs into the three slots on the assembly deck. Refer
to Figure 4-6. Disconnect the two cables going to the
battery assembly.
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6
NOTE
Assemble the parts in the Option 106/115 package as follows:
Refer as necessary to Figure 4-14.
–
If Option 115 is being installed, insert and tighten the two
supplied standoffs (using a 1/4" spintite) in the two middle
holes closest to the front flange of the Channel 2 assembly
(Rear Panel Option 203 only).
–
Position the printed circuit board over the aluminum
bracket so that the SMA edge connector is pointed toward
the rear flange (with the hole in it) and sits on top of the
standoffs.
–
Install 4 (Option 106) or 6 (Option 115) T10 TORX screws to
secure the printed circuit board to the aluminum deck.
Front
Flange
Rear
Flange
Label
Figure 4-14. 53210A Channel 2 Rear Panel Option 106/203
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Channel 2 Rear Panel Retrofit Procedure (53210A)
1
Install the Channel 2 PC assembly as follows:
2
Remove the T20 TORX screw at the rear of the motherboard.
3
Connect one end of the supplied 40-pin ribbon cable to J900 on the
motherboard. Connect the other end to J401 on the underside of
the Channel 2 PC board assembly.
4
Set the Channel 2 assembly down on top of the motherboard so
that the SMA edge connector is towards the rear panel. The front
flange on the right-front of the Channel 2 assembly bracket must
rest on the tab protruding from the front panel (see Figure 4-15).
Option 106
or 115
Figure 4-15. Channel 2 assembly installed on top of the motherboard,
with the SMA edge connector pointing toward the rear of the counter.
5
Re-install the T20 TORX screw removed in step 2 above, securing
the rear flange on the Channel 2 assembly to the motherboard
with the screw.
6
Install the two supplied flathead screws through the holes in the
left-hand aluminum side panel into the embedded nuts on the
bracket of the Channel 2 assembly.
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7
Install the supplied SMA semi-rigid cable as follows:
–
Insert the end of the supplied semi-rigid cable with the
female SMA connector through the hole on the rear panel
marked "Opt 106/115".
–
Line up the male SMA cable connector on the other end of
the semi-rigid cable and the Channel 2 assembly SMA edge
connector, connect them together and tighten the SMA
cable connector using a 5/16" wrench.
–
Secure the rear panel SMA connector with the supplied
5/16" hex nut and lockwasher. Do not overtighten.
Be sure there is no stress on the semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
8
If removed previously, re-install the Option 300 Internal Battery
Assembly. Be sure to re-connect the cables.
9
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure
(Preliminary Steps 1-4), in reverse.
10
Install the supplied Option 106 or 115 label above the rear panel
SMA connector in the location provided.
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Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or 15.0 GHz
(Option 115) plus Front Panel Option 202
Option 202 Front Panel Channel 3 Parts
Item
NOTE
Agilent Part No. Qty.
•
TypeN-to-SMA Connector-Adapter
E4418-20009
1
•
Washer-Plate (with "LIFT" tab)
E4418-00016
1
•
14mm Hex Nut
2950-0132
1
•
Hole Plug
6960-0076
1
•
6.0 GHz Assembly (Option 106)
53200-66505
1
•
15.0 GHz Assembly (Option 115)
53200-66506
1
•
RF Cable, Front, SMA Semi-rigid
53200-61604
1
•
Ribbon Cable, 40-pin
53200-61605
1
•
Labels, 6 GHz
53200-84301
2
•
Labels, 15 GHz
53200-84302
2
•
Standoff (Option 115 only)
0380-5091
2
•
Bracket, Aluminum
53200-00603
1
•
TORX 10 screws
0515-0430
4
•
Screws, Flathead
0515-1946
2
•
Screw (Option 115 only)
0515-3131
12
After the installation of Option 106 or 115, a complete Microwave
Frequency Calibration must be performed. Refer to Chapter 2 for
the procedure.
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Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
CAUTION
1
Remove the instrument cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the illustrations in the section titled “To
Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173 of this guide.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two TORX-head screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
5
If installed, disconnect and move the Option 300 Internal Battery
DC Power Assembly out of the way as follows (refer to the figures
in "To Remove the Internal Battery DC Power Assembly" in
Chapter 3, as needed):
6
–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lockwashers
holding the Option 300 assembly to the left-hand side panel
(as viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the left side of the assembly and
remove the assembly from the three large tabs holding it
on the right side.
–
Lay the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis
and place the three small tabs on the back side of the three
large tabs into the three slots on the assembly deck.
Disconnect the two cables going to the assembly.
Assemble the parts in the Option 106/115 package as follows:
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Refer as necessary to Figure 4-16.
NOTE
–
If Option 115 is being installed, insert and tighten the two
supplied standoffs (using a 1/4" spintite) in the two middle
holes closest to the rear flange of the Channel 2 assembly
(Front Panel Option 202 only).
–
Position the PC board over the aluminum bracket so that
the SMA edge connector is pointed toward the front flange
(without the hole) and sits on top of the standoffs.
–
Install 4 (Option 106) or 6 (Option 115) T10 TORX screws to
secure the PC board to the aluminum deck.
Front
Flange
Rear
Flange
Label
Semi-rigid
Cable
Position
Figure 4-16. 53220A/53230A Option 106/202.
Front Panel Installation Procedure (Option 202 only)
1
NOTE
Remove the front panel assembly as follows:
Read each instruction step in its entirety, while examining the
hardware and referring to the appropriate figure(s), before
proceeding with the step. This will acquaint you completely, in
advance, with the action to be performed. The actions in some
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steps must be accomplished simultaneously to succeed. Read all
nearby NOTES carefully.
2
Turn the chassis upside down. On the bottom of the motherboard,
remove the T10 TORX screw that secures the smaller processor
board to the motherboard (see Figure 4-17).
P500
PROCESSOR
BOARD
T10
TORX
SCREW
MOTHERBOARD
Figure 4-17. Processor Printed Circuit Board.
For re-installation, note how the left rear corner fits into its slot
(above the small plastic standoff inside the slot) to hold the board
horizontal.
NOTE
3
Press the two tabs securing the edge connector of the processor
board to release the board.
4
Remove the processor board carefully from its connector and set
it aside in a safe location on the ESD mat.
5
Turn the counter chassis upright and position the counter as
shown in Figure 4-18.
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6
Remove the T20 TORX screw on the front left-hand side of the
motherboard as shown in Figure 4-18.
X
Y
T20 TORX Screw
Motherboard
Figure 4-18. T20 TORX Screw on Motherboard
NOTE
The four standoffs on the aluminum side panels (two on each side,
front) secure the front panel into the four holes cut out on the
plastic sides of the front panel (two on each side). The next steps
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free the standoffs from the holes so the front panel can be
removed.
7
With your right hand, press in on the plastic tab (X on Figure 4-18)
at the top left front of the front panel, while at the same time, use
your left hand to press in on the front of the left-hand aluminum
chassis side-panel, so that the front of the side-panel overlaps the
depressed tab and keeps it depressed.
8
On the middle front right-hand side of the front panel, pull the
plastic tab (Y on Figure 4-18) carefully toward the rear of the
chassis and simultaneously press in the right side panel of the
aluminum chassis until the front panel is partially released.
At this point, the front panel is only held to the motherboard by
an edge connector.
NOTE
NOTE
9
Using gentle pressure on both sides of the front panel, push the
front panel away from the motherboard to release the edge
connector and free the front panel completely.
10
Insert the typeN-to-SMA connector-adapter into the Channel 3
hole on the front panel (remove the hole-plug, if necessary), so
that the typeN connector is on the front side of the front panel.
11
On the back side of the connector-adapter, place the washer plate
and the 14mm hex nut over the SMA connector and secure. See
figure 4-19.
Make sure the word "LIFT" is visible on the washer-plate and that
the "LIFT" tab on the washer-plate is not underneath the hex nut
when it is tightened.
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CONNECTOR
ADAPTER
LIFT
TAB
14mm
HEX NUT
WASHERPLATE
Figure 4-19. Connector-Adapter Parts
12
Pull up slightly on the "LIFT" tab on the washer-plate so that the
tab blocks the hex nut from coming unscrewed after installation.
13
Connect the supplied semi-rigid cable to the SMA connector on
the connector-adapter. Finger-tighten the connector so that the
cable is positioned to connect to the Channel 3 assembly as shown
in Figures 4-16 and 4-20. Do not tighten the nut with a wrench yet.
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Semi-Rigid
Cable
Position
Front Flange
Figure 4-20. Semi-Rigid Cable Position
14
Carefully guide the semi-rigid cable into the chassis while
installing the front panel onto the motherboard.
NOTE
15
NOTE
Re-install the front panel as follows:
Line up the edge connector pins on the motherboard with the
edge connector on the front panel and carefully press the front
panel onto the motherboard.
The four standoffs on the aluminum side panels (two on each side)
must lock into the four holes cut out on the sides of the front
panel (two on each side).
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Be sure that the right-hand side tab (see step 8 above) locks the
right-hand side panel in place. It may be necessary to gently press
outward on the right-hand side panel until the tab locks into
place.
NOTE
16
Re-install the T20 TORX screw removed in step 6 above to lock the
left-hand side panel to the motherboard.
17
Re-install the processor board on the underside of the
motherboard (removed in steps 3 and 4 above) as follows:
18
Insert the rear left-hand corner of the processor board in the
horizontal slot (as viewed from above) and then line up the edge
connector pins on the board with the edge connector on the
underside of the front panel.
Verify that the processor board is parallel horizontally with the
motherboard. The rear left-hand corner must sit on top of the
small standoff inside the slot.
NOTE
19
Press in carefully on the rear edge of the processor board until
the edge connector tabs lock into place.
20
Install the T10 TORX screw through the hole in the processor
board into the standoff on the motherboard (screw removed in
step 2 above).
21
Turn the chassis upright. Install the Channel 3 assembly as
follows:
22
Remove the T20 TORX screw at the rear of the motherboard.
23
Connect one end of the supplied 40-pin ribbon cable to J900 on the
motherboard. Connect the other end to J401 on the underside of
the Channel 3 circuit board.
24
Set the Channel 3 assembly down on top of the motherboard so
that the female SMA edge connector is near the male SMA
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connector of the semi-rigid cable installed on the front panel
assembly.
25
Line up the male semi-rigid SMA cable connector and the Channel
3 assmbly female SMA edge connector, connect them together and
loosely tighten the SMA connector.
Be sure the flange on the front of the Channel 3 assembly is
positioned over the tab on the front panel. Refer to Figure 4-20.
NOTE
26
Re-install the T20 TORX screw removed in step 22 above, securing
the rear flange on the Channel 3 bracket to the motherboard with
the screw. Do not tighten the screw all the way down at this time.
If necessary, turn the chassis over and, through the open area
provided, loosen the SMA connector on the semi-rigid cable where
it connects to the front panel and carefully re-position the cable
until it connects the assembly to the front panel, with no stress on
the semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
27
Use a 5/16" open-end wrench to secure the two SMA connectors at
each end of the semi-rigid cable. Do not overtighten.
28
Tighten the T20 TORX screw (step 26 above).
29
Install the two supplied flathead screws through the holes in the
left-hand aluminum side panel into the embedded nuts on the
bracket of the Channel 3 assembly.
30
If removed in Preliminary Step 5, re-install the Option 300
Internal Battery Assembly. Be sure to re-connect the cables.
31
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure,
in the Preliminary Steps above, in reverse.
32
Install the supplied Option 106 or 115 label alongside the front
panel TypeN connector in the area provided.
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To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or
15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3
Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or 15.0 GHz
(Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
Option 203 Rear Panel Channel 3 Parts
Item
NOTE
Agilent Part No. Qty.
•
Rear Panel Semi-Rigid SMA Cable
53200-61606
1
•
Front Panel Plug
53200-40001
1
•
Retainer
53200-40002
1
•
Self-tapping Screw
0515-5220
1
•
6.0 GHz PCB Assembly (Option 106)
53200-66505
1
•
15.0 GHz PCB Assembly (Option 115)
53200-66506
1
•
16 GHz Shield (Option 115 only)
53200-00606
1
•
Ribbon Cable, 40-pin
53200-61605
1
•
Labels, 6 GHz
53200-84301
2
•
Labels, 15 GHz
53200-84302
2
•
Standoff (Option 115 only)
0380-5091
2
•
Bracket, Aluminum
53200-00603
1
•
TORX 10 screws
0515-0430
4
•
Screws, Flathead
0515-1946
2
•
Screw (Option 115 only)
0515-3131
12
After the installation of Option 106 or 115, a complete Microwave
Frequency Calibration must be performed. Refer to Chapter 2 for
the procedure.
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To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or
15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
Preliminary Steps
Before proceeding with the installation, follow all the ESD steps
as outlined in the section titled "Do This First" under the
"Introduction" at the beginning of Chapter 4 of this service guide.
CAUTION
1
Remove the instrument cover as follows:
Refer as necessary to the illustrations in the section titled “To
Remove the Cover and Rear Bezel” on page 173 of this guide.
NOTE
2
To remove the counter handle, rotate the handle to the vertical
(90 degree) position and pull outward on the two side arms.
3
Using a T20 TORX screwdriver, loosen the two TORX screws
securing the rear panel bezel.
4
Slide the outside cover of the counter to the rear and remove the
cover.
5
If installed, disconnect and move the Option 300 Internal Battery
DC Power Assembly out of the way as follows (refer to the figures
in "Removing the Internal Battery DC Power Assembly" in
Chapter 3, as needed):
6
–
Remove the two T20 TORX screws and lockwashers
holding the Option 300 assembly to the left-hand side panel
(as viewed from the rear of the instrument).
–
Lift up carefully on the left side of the assembly and
remove the assembly from the three large tabs holding it
on the right side.
–
Lay the assembly on its back to the right side of the chassis
and place the three small tabs on the back side of the three
large tabs into the three slots on the assembly deck.
Disconnect the two cables going to the assembly.
Assemble the parts in the Option 106/115 package as follows:
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To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or
15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
NOTE
Refer as necessary to Figure 4-21.
–
If Option 115 is being installed, insert and tighten the two
supplied standoffs (using a 1/4" spintite) in the two middle
holes closest to the front flange of the Channel 2 assembly
(Rear Panel Option 203 only).
–
Position the printed circuit board over the aluminum
bracket so that the SMA edge connector is pointed toward
the rear flange (with the hole) and sits on top of the
standoffs.
–
Install 4 (Option 106) or 6 (Option 115) T10 TORX screws to
secure the PC board to the aluminum deck.
Front
Flange
Rear
Flange
Label
T10
TORX
Screws
Figure 4-21. 53220A/53230A Rear Panel Option 106/203.
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To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or
15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
Rear Panel Installation Procedure (Option 203 only)
1
Install the Channel 3 assembly as follows:
2
Remove the T20 TORX screw at the rear of the motherboard.
3
Connect one end of the supplied 40-pin ribbon cable to J900 on the
motherboard. Connect the other end to J401 on the underside of
the Channel 3 circuit board.
4
Set the Channel 3 assembly down on top of the motherboard so
that the female SMA edge connector is towards the rear panel.
The front flange on the right-front of the Channel 3 assembly
bracket must rest on the tab protruding from the front panel (see
Figure 4-22).
Option 106
or 115
Figure 4-22. Channel 3 assembly installed on top of the motherboard,
with the female SMA edge connector pointing toward the rear.
5
Install the supplied SMA semi-rigid cable as follows:
6
Insert the end of the semi-rigid cable with the female SMA
connector through the hole on the rear panel marked "Opt
106/115". Secure the connector with the supplied 5/16" hex nut and
lockwasher. Finger-tighten only.
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To Retrofit the 53220A/53230A Channel 3 Input, 6.0 GHz (Option 106) or
15.0 GHz (Option 115) plus Rear Panel Option 203
7
Line up the male SMA cable connector on the semi-rigid cable and
the Channel 3 assembly female SMA edge connector, connect
them together and tighten both of the SMA connectors using a
5/16" wrench.
If necessary, loosen the hex nut on the other end of the semi-rigid
cable to align the cable and then tighten all nuts. There should be
no stress on the semi-rigid cable.
NOTE
8
Re-install the T20 TORX screw removed in step 2 above, securing
the rear flange on the Channel 3 bracket to the motherboard with
the screw.
9
Install the two supplied flathead screws through the holes in the
left-hand aluminum side panel into the embedded nuts on the
aluminum bracket of the Channel 3 assembly.
10
If removed previously, re-install the Internal Battery Assembly.
Be sure to re-connect the cables.
11
Re-install the cover by performing the cover removal procedure
(Preliminary Steps 1-4), in reverse.
12
Install the supplied Option 106 or 115 label above the rear panel
SMA connector in the location provided.
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To Retrofit Option 150 (Pulse Microwave Measurements) for the 53230A
To Retrofit Option 150 (Pulse Microwave
Measurements) for the 53230A
NOTE
Retrofitting to Option 150 is an internal firmware upgrade to the
53230A. There are no parts associated with this option. However,
this option requires that the 53230A has either Channel 3 Option
106 (6.0 GHz) or Option 115 (15.0 GHz) installed.
Retrofitting Procedure
NOTE
Option 150 may be obtained by ordering 53230U-150 from your
nearest Agilent Technologies Sales Office. Refer to the list of Sales
and Service offices in the Appendix for the sales office nearest to
you.
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Replaceable Parts
Chapter 5 Replaceable Parts
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter contains information for ordering parts.
Table 5-1 lists all replaceable assemblies and parts for the Agilent
53210A/53220A/53230A Counters.
Figures 5-1 and 5-2 show the locations of the replaceable assemblies.
This chapter contains the following sections:
•
Introduction
•
Contacting Agilent Technologies
•
How to Order a Part
•
Replaceable Parts
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Contacting Agilent Technologies
Contacting Agilent Technologies
Depending on where you are in the world, there are one or more ways in
which you can order parts or obtain parts information from Agilent
Technologies.
•
Outside the United States, contact your local Agilent Technologies
sales office as shown in the preface of this service guide..
•
Within the United States, we encourage you to order replacement
parts or request parts information directly by telephone or mail from
the Agilent Support Materials Organization, using the telephone
numbers or address listed below. You can also contact your local
Agilent Technologies Sales and Service office as shown in the preface
of this guide.
By Telephone (in the United States):
•
For parts ordering, use our toll-free number, (800) 227-8164, Monday
through Friday (except Holidays), 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).
–
•
If you need a part in a hurry, an extra-cost Hotline phone ordering
service is available 24 hours a day. Use the toll-free number above
at the times indicated; at other times, use (916) 785-8460.
For Parts Identification Assistance, call us at (916) 783-0804.
–
Our Parts Identification hours are from Monday through Friday,
6 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time).
For mail correspondence, use the address below:
–
Agilent Technologies
Support Materials Roseville
P.O.Box 1145
Roseville, CA 95661-1145
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How To Order A Part
How To Order A Part
Agilent Technologies wants to keep your parts ordering process as simple
and efficient as possible. To order parts perform the following steps:
1
Identify the part and the quantity you want.
2
Determine the ordering method to be used and contact Agilent
Technologies.
Parts Identification
To identify the part(s) you want, first refer to Figures 5-1 and 5-2 at the
back of this chapter. Use Table 5-1 to obtain the part number.
When ordering from Agilent Technologies, the important numbers to note
from the Parts List are the Agilent Part Number and the quantity of the
part you want.
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If the part you want is NOT identified in Table 5-1 or Figures 5-1 and 5-2,
you can call on Agilent Technologies for help (see “Contacting Agilent
Technologies” on page 239”). Please have the following information at
hand when you contact Agilent Technologies for help:
•
Counter Model Number (example, “Agilent 53230A”).
•
Part Number.
•
Description of the part and its use.
•
Quantity of the part required.
•
Complete instrument Serial Number (example, “MY50000125”). The
serial number for your counter may be found on a label attached to the
counter or by turning the instrument on and pressing these keys:
[Help] / (About)
–
The following screen is displayed:
MY50000125
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Replaceable Parts
Replaceable Parts
Table 5-1 is a list of replaceable parts and contains the following:
•
Electronic assemblies
•
Chassis-mounted electrical parts
•
Chassis-mounted mechanical parts
The information given for each part consists of the following:
•
Counter Model Number (example, “Agilent 53230A”).
•
Agilent Technologies part number.
•
Total quantity (QTY) in instrument.
•
Description of the part.
•
Customer Order Number.
Table 5-1. Table of Replaceable Parts
Customer Order
Number
Qty
Description
53210-66101
53210-66102
1
1
ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES
MOTHERBOARD (STANDARD TIMEBASE)
MOTHERBOARD (HIGH STABILITY TIMEBASE)
53210-66101
53210-66102
AGILENT 53220A
53220-66101
53220-66102
1
1
MOTHERBOARD (STANDARD TIMEBASE)
MOTHERBOARD (HIGH STABILITY TIMEBASE)
53220-66101
53220-66102
AGILENT 53230A
53230-66101
53230-66102
1
1
MOTHERBOARD (STANDARD TIMEBASE)
MOTHERBOARD (HIGH STABILITY TIMEBASE)
53230-66101
53230-66102
P0500-63001
1
PROCESSOR ASSEMBLY
*
OPTION 106
OPTION 115
OPTION 150
53200-60002
2090-0977
53200U-106
53200U-115
53200U-150
1
1
1
1
1
53200-60002
2090-0977
53200U-106
53200U-115
53200U-150
OPTION 201
53200U-201
1
FRONT PANEL BOARD
FRONT PANEL DISPLAY
OPTION 106, 6.0 GHz INPUT BOARD
OPTION 115, 15.0 GHz INPUT BOARD
OPTION 150, MICROWAVE PULSE
MEASUREMENTS
REAR PANEL PARALLEL INPUTS
Model Number
or Option
Number
Agilent Part
AGILENT 53210A
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Number
**
**
**
53200U-201
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Qty
Description
Customer Order
Number
53200U-202
53200U-203
53200-66507
53200-61602
53200-61603
1420-0909
0950-2496
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
FRONT PANEL INPUT, TYPE-N, SEMI-RIGID CABLE
REAR PANEL SMA SEMI-RIGID CABLE
INTERNAL BATTERY PC BOARD (OPTION 300)
INTERNAL BATTERY Y-CABLE
INTERNAL BATTERY RIBBON CABLE
INTERNAL BATTERY
AC POWER SUPPLY / PLASTIC COVER
53200U-202
53200U-203
P/O 53200-80003
P/O 53200-80003
P/O 53200-80003
1420-0909
P/O 53200-80002
53200U-400
1
GPIB KIT
53200U-400
34401-86020
34401-45021
53200-80005
53200-87401
1990-3728
33220-84101
1252-8483
1253-4669
53200-61608
1250-3569
53200-80004
1420-0356
33250-68501
53210-80001
53220-80001
53230-80001
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1 or 2
1
1
1
1
1
1
CHASSIS PARTS
BUMPER KIT
HANDLE
KEYPAD
KNOB
ENCODER
COVER
USB CONNECTOR
LAN CONNECTOR
LINE FILTER
FRONT PANEL BNCs
OPTIONAL CHANNEL FRONT PANEL CONNECTOR
RTC BATTERY, FRONT PANEL, CR2032
FAN
FRONT PANEL (53210A)
FRONT PANEL (53220A)
FRONT PANEL (53230A)
34401-86020
34401-45021
53200-80005
53200-87401
1990-3728
33220-84101
1252-8483
1253-4669
53200-61608
1250-3569
53200-80004
1420-0356
33250-68501
53210-80001
53220-80001
53230-80001
Model Number
or Option
Number
Agilent Part
OPTION 202
OPTION 203
OPTION 300
AGILENT 53210A
AGILENT 53220A
AGILENT 53230A
*
Number
**
**
**
Not customer-replaceable. Must return counter to Agilent Technologies for replacement.
**
These items are not obtainable through the Agilent Parts Organization. If one of these parts is
defective, you may order a replacement part through your Agilent sales office as a retrofit
option, using the provided order number. As an alternative, you may send the counter to
Agilent for repair.
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REAR
GPIB
AC
POWER
SUPPLY
OPTION 106
OR
OPTION 115
MOTHERBOARD
FRONT PANEL
FRONT
NOTE
If installed, Option 300 Internal DC Battery Assembly (not shown)
would cover the area between the arrows.
Figure 5-1. Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counters, Top View (Cover
Off)
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FRONT
FRONT PANEL
PROCESSOR
BOARD
AC
POWER
SUPPLY
MOTHERBOARD
REAR
Figure 5-2. Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counters, Bottom View
(Cover Off)
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Backdating
Service Guide Changes
Chapter 6 Backdating
Introduction
Introduction
This chapter contains information necessary to adapt this service guide to
older instruments.
The backdating information includes the following:
•
Backdating Firmware
•
Procedure Changes
•
Backdating Hardware
•
Backdating Specifications
Serial Numbers
NOTE
The serial number prefix for your counter is the first 5 character
positions in the serial number shown on the counter (for example:
MY50000125). The counter serial number suffix (for example:
MY50000125) is the production number of the counter. The whole
number (MY50000125) is the actual serial number of the counter.
See Figure 6-1.
This guide applies directly to Counters with the serial prefixes listed in
Table 6-1. (See also Figure 6-1.)
Table 6-1. Instruments this Guide Directly Applies To
Instrument
Serial Prefix Number
Agilent 53210A 350 MHz 10-Digit RF
Counter
MY500 or SG500
Agilent 53220A 350 MHz 10-Digit
Universal Counter
MY500 or SG500
Agilent 53230A 350 MHz 12-Digit
Universal Counter
MY500 or SG500
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Introduction
As engineering changes are made, newer instruments may have higher
serial prefix numbers than those listed in Table 6-1. The service guides for
these instruments may be supplied on an updated CD-ROM containing
the required service information. Use the procedures on the updated CDROM that came with your counter. If you have any questions about your
Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A Counter, contact the nearest Agilent
Technologies Sales and Support Office as shown in the front of this guide.
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Backdating Firmware
Backdating Firmware
Older firmware versions may have known or unknown problems in the
code. To see if you have the latest firmware, first determine the firmware
version in your counter. Then contact Agilent Technologies to see if you
have the latest version. Verify the firmware for your counter as follows:
To Determine the Counter Firmware Version
1
Press the Help key, then the About softkey.
•
An information screen (Figure 6-1) is displayed that contains the following items:
–
Agilent Model Number
–
Instrument Serial Number
–
IP and GPIB addresses
–
Counter Firmware Version
(Format: xx.xx - xx.xx - xx.xx - xx.xx)
–
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MY50000125
Figure 6-1. Information Screen
NOTE
If any number other than 01.07 or 01.08 is displayed as the number
before the first dash of the Firmware version, then refer to
“Procedure Changes” for information on calibration and/or
performance test procedures that apply to your counter.
NOTE
If Option 106 “Microwave Input” is installed in your counter and
the “FW Rev” is (27.0), refer to “Procedure Changes” for
information concerning the calibration procedure for your
counter.
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Procedure Changes
Information Concerning Option 106 “Microwave
Input”, FW Rev (27.0)
If your counter has Firmware version 01.04 - xx.xx - xx.xx - xx.xx, or
01.05 - xx.xx - xx.xx - xx.xx, and you have an Option 106 “Microwave
Input” channel with FW Rev (27.0) installed, then use the “Microwave
Channel Frequency Calibration” procedure shown below for your counter.
Option 106 Microwave Channel Frequency Calibration
The following procedure should be performed when Option 106 (6 GHz)
with FW Rev (27.0) is installed as Channel 2 in a 53210A or Channel 3 in
a 53220A or 53230A. (Refer to “To Determine the Counter Firmware
Version” on page 160.)
1
First, run the counter Self-Test as described under “Performing
The Counter Self-Test” in the “Troubleshooting the Counter”
section in chapter 2. A successful self-test procedure verifies that
the counter is operational and ready for calibration.
2
Unlock the counter by performing the procedure “To Unlock The
Counter For Calibration:” on page 103.
•
Key sequence:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / enter <code> / (Unlock Cal)
NOTE
3
Set up an external microwave frequency source such as the
Agilent E8257D-520 for a 500 MHz sine wave at -27.0 dBm.
4
If the source has an ‘output enable’ feature, turn it ON.
5
Connect the microwave frequency source to Channel 3 on the
counter front panel. (See Figure 6-2.)
This will be channel 2 on a 53210A Counter.
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Microwave
Source
Figure 6-2. Microwave Source Connection to Channel 3
6
Press the Utility key:
•
7
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal / AutoCal softkey to display the calibrate options.
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•
Display shows:
–
Cal Count shows the total number of times: (1) a successful
calibration step has been completed; (2) calibration data is
downloaded; (3) the Cal String or Secure Code is updated; (4) the
counter firmware is updated. It is not operator-modifiable and
rolls over at (232 -1). Since the unit is calibrated several times
during manufacture, the Cal Count will not be zero when shipped.
–
Cal String shows the current calibration string. This string is
operator-modifiable, used to record such information as the date of
the last calibration, or by whom it was performed. The Calibration
String can not be entered from the front panel keys. It can only be
entered/updated using the remote SCPI command: CALibration
STRing. Refer to the Agilent 53210A/53220A/53230A SCPI
Programmer’s Reference for details of the command format.
–
Secure Code displays either all dashes ( --- ) or an operatorentered security code that has not yet been accepted by the
counter.
8
If “Unlock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is locked
against calibration. (See step 2.)
9
If “Lock Cal” is displayed on a softkey, the counter is unlocked
and ready for calibration.
•
10
The Perform Cal softkey becomes available.
Press the Perform Cal softkey:
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•
11
Display softkey annunciators show:
Press the Cal Step softkey.
•
Display softkey annunciators show:
*
* Only displayed if Option 106 or 115 is installed.
12
Press the uWave softkey.
•
13
Display softkey annunciators show:
Use the front panel knob and left/right arrow keys to enter the
value as: 500 MHz in the data entry area to agree with your
source.
Alternatively, you may use the Shift key on the front panel to put
the keyboard keys into a numeric mode, and then enter the entire
frequency manually. The data entry area will repeat whatever
numbers are used to select the calibration frequency.
NOTE
14
Press the Input Power softkey and enter the power level of the 500
MHz source as -27 dBm. (Must be -27 dBm ± 0.5 dB at the input
connector. If necessary, verify with a power meter.)
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15
When the input frequency and power are set to agree with your
source output, press the Perform Cal Step softkey to enter the data
into the counter and initiate the microwave oscillator calibration.
•
16
If the calibration step PASSES, after a few seconds the counter
momentarily displays:
–
“Calibration step succeeded.”
–
The internal calibration constants are updated.
–
The Cal Count on the screen will increment.
Repeat steps 11 to 15 using 1000 MHz and -27.0 dBm. Set the
source frequency and power to 1000 MHz and -27.0 dBm.
•
•
If the calibration step PASSES, after a few seconds the counter
momentarily displays:
–
“Calibration step succeeded.”
–
The internal calibration constants are updated.
–
The Cal Count on the screen will increment.
If either calibration step FAILS, after a few seconds the counter
displays:
–
“Calibration step failed”
If the calibration fails, the current calibration constants and the
Cal Count remain unchanged.
NOTE
17
If the calibration fails (“Calibration step failed”), first verify the
input frequency and power are correct and the source output is
connected and turned on. Then, refer to the troubleshooting
procedures starting on Page 150 in chapter 2.
18
To check for error messages, refer to the “Summary of Option
106 Remote Microwave Calibration” below for information on
how to read the error message(s) from a remote computer.
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If you do not have a remote computer available (requires a LAN,
USB or GPIB interface) or are not proficient at programming,
contact the nearest Agilent Service Center for information and
help on sending the counter to Agilent for repair and/or
calibration. Sse the website information on page 2.
NOTE
19
If you are able to read the error message(s), consult “Error
Messages” starting on page 163 for what to do after receiving a
specific calibration error message.
Summary of Option 106 Microwave Calibration Procedure:
•
Input signal: This should be a clean sine wave at each frequency and
power level, driving 50 termination.
•
Timebase: Any external timebase you provide is ignored during
calibration.
•
Verify signal input connections and source output is ON.
•
Procedure: From the front-panel, the following key strokes initiate
the microwave frequency channel calibration:
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step uWave) / enter (Input
Freq) <frequency>
[Utility] / (Cal AutoCal) / (Perform Cal) / (Cal Step uWave) / enter (Input
Power) <power> / (Perform Cal Step)
Summary of Option 106 Remote Microwave Calibration :
•
Set timeout for PC to be greater than 20 seconds.
•
Connect calibration source to channel 2 (53210A) or channel 3
(53220A/53230A) at 500 MHz, -27 dBm for Option 106).
•
Unlock security: CALibration:SECurity:STATe OFF, <code>
•
Read security state: CALibration:SECurity:STATe?
–
•
0 means OFF or unlocked.
For the 53220A or 53230A Counters, send the command to calibrate
as: “CALibration:LEVel3? 500E8, -27”.
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–
•
For the 53210A Counter, send the command to calibrate as:
“CALibration:LEVel2? 500E8, -27”.
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
•
If the calibration passes at 500 MHz, repeat the calibration sequence
for 1000 MHz at -27 dBm as follows:
•
For the 53220A or 53230A Counters, send the command to calibrate
as: “CALibration:LEVel3? 1E9, -27”.
–
•
•
For the 53210A Counter, send the command to calibrate as:
“CALibration:LEVel2? 1E9, -27”.
Retrieve query result:
–
0 indicates the calibration PASSED.
–
Any value other than 0 indicates calibration FAILED.
If non-zero value for either calibration point, read error queue as follows: SYSTem:ERRor?
•
Read errors until no more errors.
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Consult the “Error Messages” section on Page 163 of chapter 2 for
what to do after receiving a specific calibration error message.
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Backdating Hardware
Backdating Hardware
NOTE
There are no hardware changes to the Agilent
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Backdating Specifications
NOTE
There are no specification changes to the Agilent
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